Paragraph 77. Satin is a very common but expensive form of silk. It is used, not only for clothing, but in many forms for fancy decorations. Some of the better qualities are employed in the construction of fine gowns. It is known by its very smooth surface, upon which much of the woof thread is exposed, giving it its characteristic sheen. It is a material that is frequently adulterated with cotton and linen, which explains its variation in price. Most common width, 21" to 54". Usual price per yard, $1.00 to $10.00.