"Armistice Silk," Etruscan brown

Plain weave Cartridge Cloth silk sample length. Known as "Armistice Silk", converted silk Cartridge or powder bag cloth, Quality D; A sample piece of the 18,000,000 yards of surplus World War I cartridge cloth, which has been dyed and finished for the trade. Sold by the Salvage Board for 86 cents per yard. Color: Etruscan (brown). Plain weave; silk noils warp and weft yarns; dyed a reddish-brown.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
brown (overall color)
plain weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
World War I
American Silk Industry
American Silks
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept, Ordnance Dept. Salvage Board
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