"Armistice Silk," Natural

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Description
Sample length of natural colored silk, "boiled off", meaning the sericin has been removed, and the cloth finished for sale to the garment trade. Plain weave, undyed, unbleached, flecked with brown slubs. Known as "Armistice Silk", Quality C, converted surplus World War I Cartridge Cloth; A piece of the 18,000,000 yards of surplus cartridge cloth remaining after World War I. Sold by the Salvage Board at $1.17 per yard.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1917-1919
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
natural (overall color)
plain weave; unbleached; undyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T04159
accession number
65107
catalog number
T04159.000
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept. Salvage board
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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