Rattail / Satin Cord
Satin cord is a shimmery cord that reflect lights. It is soft and slippery to touch. It is a woven cord with a center core. Originally it was made of silk. Now it is made either with rayon over a cotton center or it is made with nylon. The U.S.A made satin is made out of rayon with a cotton center. The Chinese made satin is 100% nylon or 100% polyester. Both can be used as cords for necklaces, for stringing beads with large holes and for Chinese ornamental knotting.