"Cameo Stripe" silk suiting

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1915
maker
Victory Silk Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
broken twill weave; color effect (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T02760
catalog number
T02760.000
accession number
58809
Credit Line
Gift of Victory Silk Company
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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