Barathea type silk suiting

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.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Victory Silk Company
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
broken twill weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
World War I
American Silk Industry
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American Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Victory Silk Company.
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