A silk pillowcase is a fabulous luxury. These pillowcases have been around for centuries and were typically found in only the wealthiest of households, but today they are readily available to anyone who cares to own them. The prices can be a bit high but if it is a perfectly fabulous feeling while you sleep is what you are after than the price won’t seem so bad.
What is Silk?
Silk is a fine fabric that is woven from fibers created by the silk worm. There are entire farms that are dedicated to raising happy healthy silk worms so that they will create fabulous fibers that this elegant material can be spun from. Silk has been in use since ancient Rome and China has been around. The silk was hand spun (which it still is sometimes today) and woven into lighter than air fabrics that were used to fashion apparel and home goods out of. The silk worm is not abundantly available and the effort to create the material makes it a much sought after material. In addition there is still much of the worlds silk that is woven by hand, making it all the more luxurious.
Cases are used to cover pillows while being slept on. There is a wide variety of materials used to create pillowcases. The most typical materials are linen and cotton, silk and satin are at the high end but are still used for their luxurious feel. Silk is favored for use in creating pillowcases because it feels so luxurious near the skin. It is also purported to reduce static in the hair and wrinkles in the skin.
Silk pillowcases are probably one of the most expensive materials to buy pillowcases in. the prices will vary according to the grade of the silk. If it is very dense silk than it will cost more a very thin silk will cost less. Simply put the denser silk requires more fibers to create while the thinner silk uses fewer fibers. The cost is less to produce the thinner silk so the savings is passed on to the consumer.
Where to Purchase
Silk pillowcases can be purchased through any linen goods store, or through a specialty home designs shop. There are also online venues available to purchase from. Regardless of where they are purchased a black silk pillowcase is sure to please even the most discriminate sleeper.