Cheney Brothers Changeable Silk Taffeta, 1913

Cheney Brothers Changeable Silk Taffeta, 1913

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Description (Brief)
A Cheney Brothers dress silk sample length, 1913. Changeable taffeta.. A plain weave fabric with blue warp and red weft, creating a changeable taffeta effect. The sample has fringe on one end and a detached sample of red filling yarn. (W. 24 in., L. 36 in.) Mfrs #s: Com.4837; Color 6.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue; red; purple (overall color)
plain weave; color effect (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 24 in; 91.44 cm x 60.96 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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