Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Fabric "Shikii", 1925

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Fabric "Shikii", 1925

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Sample length of Cheney Brothers printed "Shikii" silk fabric. A lightweight, drapey plain weave fabric; rough surfaced, with silk warp and silk frisons weft. Printed with an allover pattern of Persian or Indian-inspired vases, flowers, and feathers in vases (#25546) in brown, orange, tan, black, and white on natural pongee-colored (beige) ground. Style #6562/2. Wholesaled for $1.50 per yd. (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
fabric length
printed silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
brown (overall color)
orange (overall color)
tan (overall color)
black (overall color)
white (overall color)
natural ground (overall color)
plain (overall style)
weaving (overall production method/technique)
silk (overall material)
plain weave; printed (overall production method/technique)
orange; brown; black; white (overall color)
average spatial: 30 in x 36 in; x 76.2 cm x 91.44 cm
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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