A traditional fabric utilizing a satin weave construction to achieve a lustrous fabric surface. The basic type of weave is up of eight weft threads that are tied down with one floating weft thread. It is light to medium-weight with a glossy face and a dull back. Satin is a traditional fabric for evening and wedding garments. Typical examples of satin weave fabrics include: slipper satin, crepe-back satin, faille satin, duchess satin, moleskin, and antique satin. If the yarns used are short-staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric formed is considered a sateen. Satin originated in China, and takes its name from Zaytoun, now Guangzhou, in southern China.