Matka silk sarees are rough handloom silk fabrics made from very thick yarns spun out of the pierced cocoon in the weft and organzine in warp. Its texture resembling a tweed cloth, though the fabric of Matka sarees is thick, it is very light and airy. Matka silk sarees are in essence pure mulberry silk, but their threads are shorter, as a result of winding around a pot (Matka) and not degummed. The resulting yarn is rougher than a regular silk yarn, but it maintains the sheen that silks are known for. The spun nature of the threads means that they are slightly thicker than conventional silk, but still very soft, giving it a feel that is somewhere between cotton and cashmere.