"Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier, Washington" printed dress silk, Mallinson's National Park series

Description
A length of a printed jacquard Mallinson trademark sport silk, "Khaki Kool". A rough surface jacquard figured crepe fabric woven with warp of tussah silk and weft of tussah loosely twisted with a silk crepe yarn. Printed with allover design depicting Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. In late 1926 American silk manufacturer H.R. Mallinson & Co introduced a bold new line of printed silks, twelve landscape designs, each available in from eight to twelve colorways (color combinations) on three different ground fabrics. The designs celebrated America's national parks - then only a decade old. The designs represented all the usual styles necesssary for making clothing: allover prints, horizontal stripes, checks, a border design. This design depicts snow-capped peaks within a reserve framed by pine trees and flowers. Selvage width; selvage inscription. Judging from drawings by free-lance textile designer Walter Mitschke in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Mitschke designed this print and a few others in the National Park series.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
tussah silk (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
jacquard weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 39 in; 91.44 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
TE.T05579
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05579.000
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
American Silk Industry
National Parks
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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