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Cheney Brothers printed satin dress silk, "Bulgarian", 1913

Cheney Brothers printed satin dress silk, "Bulgarian", 1913

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Description
A length of lightweight satin-weave silk, printed with a design of naively drawn flower sprigs on a red ground dotted with small irregularly drawn circles. Ground cloth is satin weave silk, light but having more body than charmeuse. The stylized modernist floral design has a 'Martine School' effect, with simplified motifs outlined in black, and very bright, Fauve-inspired coloring. Colors are bright green, magenta, yellow, and blue with black on red. T1041 and T1043 are colorways of the same design, titled "Bulgarian" by the manufacturer..
Part of a large donation of fibers, yarns, fabrics, original designs, and printing tools given by Cheney Brothers, one of the earliest and largest of America's silk manufacturers, in 1913.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
satin weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 36 in; 76.2 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T01042.000
catalog number
T01042.000
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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