Barathea type silk suiting

Description
Silk suiting, Barathea, an all silk fabric in which short broken ribs alternate so as to produce a granulated effect. This fabric ation was originated by John G. Bentley ofor men's wear. Color: natural (undyed, unbleached)
Both warp and weft yarns appear to be paired; the weft yarns are thicker than the warps. This suiting has a lighter weight and softer hand than the other examples made and given by Victory Silk Company in 1915.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric
fabric length
date made
1915
maker
Victory Silk Company
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
broken twill weave (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
ID Number
TE*T02758
catalog number
T02758.000
accession number
58809
subject
Textiles
World War I
American Silk Industry
American Silks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Victory Silk Company.
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