M. C. Migel & Co., Inc. Mexixe series, "Navajo Blanket" dress silk, 1914

M. C. Migel & Co., Inc. Mexixe series, "Navajo Blanket" dress silk, 1914

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A length of M. C. Migel & Co., Inc. Mexixe series, 1914. Printed Taffeta silk: "Mexixe Pussy Willow". Pure dye printed taffeta. Red ground with vertically striped design reminiscent of an "eyedazzler" Navajo blanket. Print colors are blue, green, yellow, gray, black and white on red. The Mexixe series was publicized as the first time an American textile company had utilized American design inspiration without looking to Paris first. The line was inspired by the prominence of Mexico and the US southwest in the news because of the US war against Pancho Villa.
The Mexixe series was publicized as the first time an American textile company had utilized American design inspiration without looking to Paris first. The line was inspired by the prominence of Mexico and the US southwest in the news because of the US war against Pancho Villa.
M.C. Migel & Co., which in 1915 became H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc., was known for innovation in silk design and silk manufacturing technology.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1914
maker
M. C. Migel & Co., Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
parti colors (overall color)
red ground (overall color)
"Pussy Willow" taffeta (overall style)
plain weave; printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 39 in; 91.44 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
TE.T01990.000
accession number
57318
catalog number
T01990.000
Credit Line
Gift of M.C. Migel & Co., Inc.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Migel-Mallinson Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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