What is MOMI in silk?


Momme [mom-ee] is a Japanese word used as a unit of weight measurement for real silk. Momme, often abbreviated as mm, is defined as the weight in pounds of a piece of fabric sized 45 inches x 100 yards. That is an incredibly long piece of fabric, about the length of a football field!

The higher the momme, the heavier and denser the weave will be. During the process of silk production, we adjust the density and yarn count of the silk thread to control the weight (or momi in italian) of the fabric.

In a 26 momi tie, the weft and warp of the silk fibers are woven closer together than they would be for a standard modern 17.5 momi tie. Our 17.5 momi ties, however, are meticulously crafted in such a way that the lining inside complements the lighter skin of the silk in order to provide the weft that naturally occurs on higher density silks.

As the momi count increases, the silk threads are woven more tightly; this makes the tie more durable and luxurious to the touch, flowing beautifully whilst keeping a solid and substantial knot throughout the day.