Habotai is a plain weave silk fabric that is light weight but quite sturdy. It has a rather dense weave, giving it the kind of tight, smooth surface that is ideal for marbling. However, its surface also gives it a somewhat crisp, paper-like feel, not the soft, drapey texture of silk satin, which I prefer for my scarves.
But habotai is absolutely ideal for head wraps! In fact, here it has several advantages over satin:
Summer is the perfect time for the easy style of a colorful silk habotai head wrap!