"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.

Date Made: 1915

Maker: Victory Silk Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Paterson

Subject: World War IRelated Event: World War I

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Credit Line: Gift of Victory Silk Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T02760Catalog Number: T02760.000Accession Number: 58809

Object Name: Fabricfabric length

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-a8e6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_645997

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