"Dragoman Crepe" solid-color coordinate; Mallinson's National Park series

A length of novelty silk-mix fabric: "Dragoman Crepe". Open, crepe weave fabric woven with a ratine yarn of a mixture of cotton, silk and wool. The H.R. Mallinson company was well known for introducing new textures and weave effects in its product line. These were the 'novelties' as opposed to fabrics such as Pussy Willow and Indestructible Voile, which were the company's staple products and remained in the line for years, even decades. This solid-color fabric coordinates with print colors used in the Mallinson National Park series of printed dress silks.
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Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
silk (overall material)
wool (overall material)
yellow (overall color)
plain weave; crepe (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
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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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