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Silks, or handkerchiefs are a common prop used by magicians.

Tricks with them have been published as far back as Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot (1584).

Buatier de Kolta, the son of a silk merchant, created one of the first full silk routine around 1890, which was described in Later Magic by Hoffmann.

Silks are now sold in a wide variety of colors, patterns and sizes.

Some popular routines are: