Matt, yet beautiful. Habotai silk is plain weaved fabric using high quality long mulberry silk. It has lustrous appearance with soft & subtle sheen and drapes beautifully. The simple weave structure has fine, delicate yet tight finish, which is not as stretchable as charmeuse silk, making this fabric very durable even though it's only 15momme. Unlike other fitted sheets on the market, our well made fitted sheets have one long and strong elastic band all around the edge therefore they fit any bed mattress neatly and snugly.