"Khaki Kool" solid coordinate, Mallinson's National Park series

Two lengths of piece-dyed, solid collor Khaki-Kool (Mallinson trade name) silk fabric. One of H.R. Mallinson's most enduring fabric qualities, Khaki Kool was styled and named during World War I. It was one of the company's early "Sport silks" - meaning silk fabrics that were durable and comfortable enough for active wear. This filament silk and tussah (wild silk) crepe finish "Khaki Kool" has a rough surface somewhat similar in appearance to shantung, and woven with warp of tussah silk and weft of tussah loosely twisted with a silk crepe yarn. These two samples of piece-dyed solid color silk (one in ecru, one in pale green) coordinated with the print colors used in H.R. Mallinson's National Parks print series in 1926-27.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
cloth, silk (overall material)
ecru (a) (overall color)
pale green (b) (overall color)
plain weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 36 in x 36 in; x 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Silk Industry
National Parks
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.

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