Momme Weight

Because silk is such a fine fabric, it is generally measured by “momme weight” instead of thread count. Momme (pronounced “mummy”) is a Japanese unit of weight used to measure and describe silk fabrics. The higher the momme, the heavier the fabric.

For example, 8 momme silk is extremely light and would not be durable or heavy enough for use in sheets while 22 momme silk is quite heavy and would typically be used in products such as men’s suits.