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

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

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A length of lightweight satin-weave silk, printed with a modernist design of of flower heads and leaves on a purple ground. Ground cloth is satin weave silk, light but having more body than charmeuse. The floral design has a 'stencil' effect, with each element separate from the others and outlined in solid black. Fauve-inspired colors are bright green, magenta, yellow, and medium brown with black. T1033,1034,and 1035 are colorways of the same design.
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.
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Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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