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Cheney Brothers "Chiffon Taffeta" dress silk, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Chiffon Taffeta" dress silk, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers "Chiffon Taffeta" dress silk, 1913. Lightweight plain weave, yarn dyed. Red weft and blue warp to give overall purple-red-blue changeable color effect. Trade name: chiffon taffeta. (W. 36 in., L. 1-1/2 yd.) The sample was folded along several vertical creases, accelerating severe shattering into six 6"x 36" strips along those lines. The shattering suggests this was not a pure-dye but a weighted silk.
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)
blue, red (overall color)
plain weave, yarn-dyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 54 in x 36 in; 137.16 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T00042
catalog number
T00042.000
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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