"Garden of the Gods" design colorways, Mallinson's National Park series

"Garden of the Gods" design colorways, Mallinson's National Park series

Description
Three sample lengths of printed "Khaki Kool," Mallinson tradename for a rough finish sport silk: Rough surface crepe fabric woven with warp of tussah silk and weft of tussah loosely twisted with a silk crepe yarn. Printed with National Park series "Garden of the Gods" design; three different color combinations. In late 1926 American silk manufacturer H. R. Mallinson & Co. introduced a bold new line of printed silks, twelve landscape designs, each available in from eight to twelve colorways (color combinations) on three different ground fabrics. The designs celebrated America's National Parks - then only a decade old. The designs represented all the usual styles necesssary for making clothing: allover prints, horizontal stripes, checks, a border design, etc. These samples illustrate how strikingly different a single design can appear by changing the colors of the ground and design elements.
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)
white ground (c) (overall color)
orange ground (b) (overall color)
mauve ground (a) (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 39 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 100.33 cm
ID Number
TE.T05587.A-C
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05587.A-C
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
National Parks
American Silk Industry
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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