If you are looking for Egyptian cotton sheets before the "sateen" weave was invented, these are the ones for you. They have a "solid" weave. These sheets have a heavy hand and one can feel the quality and luxurious thickness. They will last a long time and become softer with age. Do not require ironing like sateen weave. Purchased one set to make sure it was a solid weave and now I can't find them again! I WILL keep looking.