Cheney Brothers Silk "Whipcord Suiting", 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk "Whipcord Suiting", 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers Silk "Whipcord Suiting", 1913. Medium weight. Silk. Yarn dyed. Narrow white satin weave stripes on a dark blue corded (warp direction ribs) ground. (W. 32 in., L. 1-1/2 yd.) The sample was folded along several vertical creases, accelerating significant shattering along these lines. The shattering suggests this was not a pure-dye but a weighted silk. Cheney Silks retail label attached to sample with glue or adhesive.
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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)
stripe (overall pattern)
dark blue, white (overall color)
twill weave, satin weave (overall color)
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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