"Vagabond crepe" solid coordinate, Mallinson's National Park series

Description
A length of novelty silk fabric: "Vagabond Crepe". Copper colored crepe weave fabric woven with silk warp and dupion (rough irregular silk reeled from double cocoons) weft yarns. Piece-dyed to coordinate with the print colors used in H.R. Mallinson's 1926-27 National Park series of printed dress fabrics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
copper (overall color)
plain weave; crepe (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
TE*T05582
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05582.000
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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