Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Frisons, 1913

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Frisons, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers printed silk frisons fabric. Plain weave with thick, irregular, slubbed spun silk weft. Printed with modernist design of irregular, multi-color spots in saturated Fauve colors: purple, red, yellow, blue, and green on light brown background. 6"x 8" sample cut from corner of sample. (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.) Com. 3755; No. 77361; Color 3724/2.
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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)
blue (overall color)
purple (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
catalog 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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