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.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
fabric sample
date made
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)
overall: 54 in x 32 in; 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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