Cheney Brothers "Printed Frisons" dress silk, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Printed Frisons" dress silk, 1913

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Description (Brief)
A sample length of Cheney Brothers "Printed Frisons" dress silk, 1913. Pinkish-tan ground of slubbed (spun silk yarns) plain weave silk, printed with a closely spaced modernist design of irregular multi-colored spots. Fauve-inspired print colors are dark green, orange, yellow, medium green, medium blue, light blue, dark red, Some colors may be due to overprinting one shade with another. File gives fabric width as 30", with a donation of a full yard length. Cheney's numbers are: Com: 3755; No: 77357, Color: 3724/1 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
spun silk (overall material)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 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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