Cheney Brothers "Chiffon Taffeta" dress silk, 1913

Description (Brief):

Length of Cheney Brothers "Chiffon Taffeta" dress silk, 1913. Lightweight plain weave, yarn dyed. Red weft and blue warp to give overall purple-red-blue changeable color effect. Trade name: chiffon taffeta. (W. 36 in., L. 1-1/2 yd.) The sample was folded along several vertical creases, accelerating severe shattering into six 6"x 36" strips along those lines. The shattering suggests this was not a pure-dye but a weighted silk.

Date Made: 1913

Maker: Cheney Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New YorkUnited States: Connecticut, Manchester, South ManchesterMade At: United States: Connecticut, Manchester

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, American Silk Industry, Textiles


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00042Catalog Number: T00042.000Accession Number: 55080

Object Name: dress silkfabric lengthfabric sample

Physical Description: silk (overall material)blue, red (overall color)plain weave, yarn-dyed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 54 in x 36 in; 137.16 cm x 91.44 cm


Record Id: nmah_624182

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