"Kameo Krepe" solid coordinate for Mallinson's National Parks series

Description
A length of piece dyed silk "Kameo Krepe" (Mallinson trade name). Closely woven crepe fabric similar in construction to crepe de chine. 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 and Company, Incorporated
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
gray (overall color)
plain weave; crepe (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 39 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 100.33 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
TE*T05585
accession number
95522
catalog number
TT05585.000
subject
Textiles
American Silk Industry
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
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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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