These habotai silk ribbons are slightly thicker and have a more matte finish to them. All ribbons are hand torn and frayed on both sides. Sometimes 2 " is closer than 2 and a half. With natural dyeing you may get a few streaks of dark or light colour popping up on the ribbon , but that is all part of the process. Every batch of dye is made from plants ( seeds, leaves, bark, fruit) and is a slow process. The dye is made first and then the ribbons are dyed. So every ribbons is a unique one of a kind colour.