Satin is a luxurious fabric that has been prized for centuries. The history of satin stretches from the Far East to the modern western world.
Satin is a type of fabric prized for a smooth, buttery-soft texture. The front of the fabric is smooth and glossy, whereas the back of the fabric is dull and matte. Satin was one of many exotic items traded between China, the Arab World, and Western Europe during the Middle Ages. By the 14th century, the fabric was widely available throughout Europe, but due to its cost it was most often worn by royalty. The fabric has been highly prized for clothing worn by royalty and high ranking members of the society.