Oriental Silk Printing Co.'s "Rose Celestielle" printed dress silk, 1916

Oriental Silk Printing Co.'s "Rose Celestielle" printed dress silk, 1916

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Oriental Silk Printing Co.'s "Rose Celestielle" printed dress silk, 1916. Large single rose blossom with leaves, tossed open/detached layout. Second of two colorways, this with predominantly blue roses. Ground is tan silk charmeuse (lightweight satin weave). Cylinder printed by discharge process. Colors: Blue, purple, pink, green, black on tan.
The Oriental Silk Printing Company also produced a trade magazine from 1922 to 1927 called The Master Silk Printer. It was self-promotional but also served as a vehicle within the fashion industry for providing information related to silk apparel for women. The Paterson-Haledon area of New Jersey was the main center of the silk textile manufacturing industry in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and this was where the company was situated. Most of these factories had showrooms in New York City in what is still known as ‘The Garment District,’ and many advertised through this trade publication. Companies selling other fashion industry goods such as dyes, machinery, chemicals, ribbon, and related products also advertised here. Oriental Silk Printing Company was in business from the early 1900s to the mid 1930s, at which point their mills moved from New Jersey to the South.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1916
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
purple (overall color)
pink (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
tan ground (overall color)
satin weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T03008.000
accession number
59532
catalog number
T03008.000
Credit Line
Gift of Oriental Silk Printing Company
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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