A.H. Straus & Co.'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk,'Spanish' design; 1917.

A.H. Straus & Co.'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk,'Spanish' design; 1917.

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A.H. Straus & Co.'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk,'Spanish' design; violet ground fabric length; 1917. Luxor taffeta made by A. H. Straus & Co. A lustrous, reversible, fabric with discharge-printed design taken from Spanish textile art of 16th and 17th centuries. Original is on the covering of some old chairs in the Berlin Museum. Colors are green, yellow, and black on a violet ground. Some areas of the fabric have faded in color, considerably lighter markings are seen in large stripes throughout.
A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier importer and
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Date made
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
violet ground (overall color)
plain weave; taffeta; discharge-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of A H Straus and Company
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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