Woven in China with 100% light weight cotton with zig zagged cotton thread hems. Not exactly gauze, more like a Hankie weight fabric. They dye brilliantly and are good for hand painting as an alternative to silk. Light as a feather, less transparent when dyed, there are dozens of ways to use and wear them. The sarong is particularly nice as a beach cover up. Tie-dye it or dye it a solid color to match something else. Or just add a vivid splash of color to your wardrobe!