Cheney Brothers Border printed silk Voile, 1913

Cheney Brothers Border printed silk Voile, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of Cheney Brothers border printed satiin-striped silk Voile, 1913. Sheer open plain weave with variable width satin stripes. Printed border in banded design inspired by Paisley and Kashmir shawls and near-eastern rugs - stylized geometric and flower forms in dull red, green, blue-gray, and black on pale blue. (W. 50 in., L. 36 in.) Possibly designed by Sophie Crownfield.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
printed silk
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)
white, dull red, green, blue (overall color)
plain weave, satin weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
satin stripe voile (overall style)
border print, paisley shawl inspired (overall pattern)
overall: 36 in x 50 in; 91.44 cm x 127 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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