A.H. Straus & Co. 'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk, Persian stripe design; 1917.

Description:

A. H. Straus & Co. printed taffeta dress silk length; 1917; orange ground with spaced wavy stripe printed design. "Luxor Taffeta" made by A. H. Straus & Co. Commercially known as "Sasanidian-Web", a lustrous, reversible fabric with a discharge-printed Persian design in vertical stripes, taken from a costume of 6th and 8th centuries. Original in Milan. Colors: blue, purple, green, and black on an orange ground. Geometric and floral wave print. The print is three inches wide with three inch gaps between. Inconsistent colors, especially with the purples. Printing appears to have slight imperfections with some blurred lines and uneven filling. THis and T2549B may have been inspired by the same Persian textile.

A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier manufacturer of printed silks. Many fabric lengths in this collection have prints copied from ancient textiles.

Date Made: 1917

Maker: A H Straus and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New YorkAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Allentown

Web Object: American Textile Industry

Subject:

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Credit Line: Gift of A H Straus and Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T2549ACatalog Number: T2549AT (/) 2549AAccession Number: 61633

Object Name: Fabric, Printedfabric lengthFabric Length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)blue (overall color)green (overall color)black (overall color)purple (overall color)orange ground (a) (overall color)taffeta (overall style)plain weave, discharge-printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8b77-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_630702

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