Two skeins of douppion or doupioni silk; 1885


Two sample skeins of doupioni (reeled from doubled cocoons) silk. Part of a large group of fiber samples transferred from the US Dept. of Agriculture to the US National Museum in 1885. Part of the Economic Botany and Fibers collection, supporting research and commerce in the US textiles industry.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E187065.000Accession Number: 15703Catalog Number: E187065

Object Name: silk, reeleddoupioni silk

Physical Description: douppion (?? material)silk (?? material)reeled (?? production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 41.91 cm x 18.415 cm


Record Id: nmah_649113

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