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Cheney Brothers Wash Silk, 1913

Cheney Brothers Wash Silk, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers wash silk. Lightweight plain weave with warp stripes. Yarn dyed. Narrow blue stripes (in warp only) on white ground; white weft. (W. 32 in., L. 1-1/2 yd.) A page from a Cheney Silks sales sample book, in the DOT study sample files, shows four additional colorways.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
fabric sample
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
made at
United States: Connecticut, Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
warp stripes (overall pattern)
blue, white (overall color)
plain weave, yarn-dyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 54 in x 32 in; 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T00038
catalog number
T00038.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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