"Cameo Stripe" silk suiting

Length of silk suiting: An all silk fabric in a broken twill (herringbone) weave having a black warp and an alternating red and green filling (weft). originated by John G Bentley, for men's wear.
The alternating red and green weft yarns blend visually to give the effect of a brown fabric, but in cross light the two colors are visible, giving texture, depth, and luster to the narrow herringbone stripe. Finer yarns used in this cloth than used in related silk suiting by the same firm, T2761 or T2762.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Victory Silk Company
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
broken twill weave; color effect (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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