Two skeins of white Tsatlee silk, 1912


Two skeins of white Tsatlee R.R. "China" silk, 1912

A. P. Villa & Bros., 487 Broadway, (The Silk Exchange Building) NYC, was an importing firm dealing in raw and thrown silk, with purchasing branches in Shanghai and Canton, China; Yokohama, Japan; Milan and Turin, italy; and Lyon, France. In 1912 the company expanded its business into throwing, warping, quilling, and winding silk, in a Passaic, NJ mill. These processes prepare raw silk for use in weaving.

Date Made: 1912

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Credit Line: Gift of A.P. Villa & Bros., NY

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00336.000Catalog Number: T00336.000T336Accession Number: 54849

Object Name: raw silk skeinsraw silk skeins, batch of

Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 14.605 cm x 31.115 cm


Record Id: nmah_648122

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