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Two skeins of white Italian raw silk, 1912

Two skeins of white Italian raw silk, 1912

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Two skeins of white Italian raw silk, 1912. 16/18 drs.
A. P. Villa & Bros., 487 Broadway, (The Silk Exchange Building) NYC, was an importing firm dealing in raw and thrown silk, with purchasing branches in Shanghai and Canton, China; Yokohama, Japan; Milan and Turin, italy; and Lyon, France. In 1912 the company expanded its business into throwing, warping, quilling, and winding silk, in a Passaic, NJ mill. These processes prepare raw silk for use in weaving.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
raw silk skeins
raw silk skeins, batch of
date made
1912
place made
Italy
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 19.685 cm x 37.465 cm
ID Number
TE.T00327.000
catalog number
T327
accession number
54849
Credit Line
Gift of A.P. Villa & Bros., NYC
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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