Bag of white silk cocoons, 1913; from Cheney Brothers

Bag of white silk cocoons, 1913; from Cheney Brothers

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Description
Cheney Brothers gift of bag of white silkworm cocoons. Part of gift illustrating all the steps in making silk textiles at the Cheney Brothers mill in South Manchester, CT. Sales offices: 4th Ave. and 18th St., New York City
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cocoons.
cocoons, silkworm
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
silk, sericin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 4 in; 33.655 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
TE.T00109
accession number
55080
catalog number
T00109
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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