Good to know - thanks! Now that I think about it the checked silk Brunswick I saw in the milliner’s shop in Williamsburg must have been a shuntang. With the busy pattern the slubs kinda disappeared but I was a little surprised to see slubs at all there.
I was going to use it for a new Poe Dress too (and an 18th century jacket), so it's probably just as well that I don't want to use it now! Matching fabric - horrors! *giggle* For the Poe I think I'm going to go back to my original idea of cotton. For the jacket... I really want that crispy, shiny, smooth look of true silk taffeta. What a snob I am becoming in my old age! :>