Herringbone stripe silk suiting

Description
Length of silk suiting: "Herringbone Stripe". An all silk fabric interlaced with broken twill "herringbone" weave, broken warp-ways only, the weave showing plainly on the face of the fabric. Originated by John G. Bentley, for men's wear. Heavy weight silk warp finer than the weft yarns, The chevron effect of the broken twill weave giving a subtle striped effect. One sample in blue; one with black warp and very dark brown weft.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
date made
1915
maker
Victory Silk Company
Physical Description
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
Herringbone (overall style)
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
broken twill weave (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
ID Number
TE*T02762.A-B
accession number
58809
catalog number
T02762.A-B
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
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American Silks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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