Cheney Brothers Printed Silk "Showerproof Foulard", 1913

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk "Showerproof Foulard", 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of a Cheney Brothers Printed Silk "Showerproof Foulard" border design dress silk, 1913. Dark blue ground with printed wisteria border design: thin white vines and flower clusters in shades of light orange (peach) with green leaves; denser and larger near the center and smaller and sparser near the selvage edge.. (36" L x 44 in. W)
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
printed silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
made at
United States: Connecticut, Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue, peach, white, green (overall color)
border print (overall style)
wisteria (overall pattern)
twill weave, discharge-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 44 in; 91.44 cm x 111.76 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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