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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1927
maker
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)
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*T05583
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05583.000
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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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