Skein of Tussah silk; National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913


Skein of dyed Tussah or wild silk. Light blue. Mfrs' tag reads: "Tussah or Wild silk." Wild silk is from cocoons that the silk moth has emerged from - the silk filament is no longer unbroken; it is therefore processed differently than cultivated, unbroken silk filament. One of 66 examples of silk yarns of various types, dyed in the skein.. Original sample # 43. From a group of 145 samples of silk fabrics and yarns of various types, weaves, uses, and origins donated in 1913 by the National Silk Dyeing Co., of Paterson, New Jersey (America's "Silk City"), which was one of the largest and most comprehensive silk dyeing and printing firms in the U.S.,

Date Made: 1913

Maker: National Silk Dyeing Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Paterson

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


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Credit Line: Gift of National Silk Dyeing Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T01577.000Catalog Number: T01577.000Accession Number: 55134Catalog Number: T1577Collector/Donor Number: 43

Object Name: silk skein, tussah

Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 13 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm x 33.9725 cm


Record Id: nmah_648020

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