Curl Development

There are five stages of curl development. Drawn formations only span four development stages, while Lyre spans all five stages.

Galliac Broadtail
Our finest, most delicate watered silk Swakara. Ultra thin, extra-light weight; the lightest of our labelled collection. This specialist fabric represents the absolute pinnacle of natural breeding selection. Superlative light reflective qualities, especially in higher grades. Only extra short fibre length is allowed. Requires hand stitching. At less than one percent of a collection, this is possibly the world’s rarest and most exclusive fabric.

 

Broadtail
Lightweight flat and even surface. Excellent light reflective qualities, showing strong watered silk, especially in higher grades. Only short fibre length allowed.

Flat
Moiré. Flat with a slightly raised pattern; a combination of some watered silk and texture. Very good light reflective qualities, especially in higher grades. Available in short, medium and long fibre lengths.

Semi-Flat
A raised pattern with flat spaces in between. Good light reflective qualities, especially in higher grades. Available in short, medium, and long fibre lengths.

Curl
A raised pattern without any flat spaces. Good light reflective qualities in Q classification, otherwise fair light reflective qualities, especially in higher grades. Available in short and medium to long fibre lengths.