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Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, Chinese design, 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, Chinese design, 1917

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Description (Brief)
A length of Cheney Brothers printed "Sweetbriar" silk, Chinese design, 1917. A lightweight, plain weave fabric. Design No. 79921, "Chinese." Color No. 6068/5. Chinese-inspired print with cloud scrolls, butterflies, good luck symbols, and flowers in black, red, blue, green, and pink on a bright yellow ground. (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.)
Object Name
fabric length
printed silk
date made
1917
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave, printed (overall production method/technique)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
pink (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T3664
accession number
60888
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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