"Molly-O crepe" solid coordinate for Mallinson's National Park series

Description
A length of piece dyed silk, Mallinson tradename 'Molly O Crepe". Satin faced crepe (or crepe-backed satin) fabric which can be made up either as a crepe or satin with the reverse side forming a suitable trimming. 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
Date made
1927
maker
H R Mallinson and Company, Incorporated
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
tan (overall color)
satin weave; crepe-backed satin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 39 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 100.33 cm
ID Number
TE.T05586
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05586.000
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
American Silk Industry
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American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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