What is momme weight in silk ?

by Momme Silk on March 24, 2017

Momme, pronounced like the word ‘mummy’, is a unit for measuring the weight of silk.
Momme weight is the standard way of measuring the weight of silk, and is usually designated by the abbreviation “mm”.

One momme = 4.340 gAams per square meter.

Silk sheets are considered good quality if they fall within the range of 12-19 “mm” with the quality increasing as the number gets higher. The higher the momme weight, the more silk is used, and therefore the more durable and less prone to damage the sheets.