A.H. Straus & Co. 'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk, Persian stripe design; 1917.

A.H. Straus & Co. 'Luxor Taffeta' dress silk, Persian stripe design; 1917.

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Description
A. H. Straus & Co. printed taffeta dress silk length; 1917; orange ground with spaced wavy stripe printed design. "Luxor Taffeta" made by A. H. Straus & Co. Commercially known as "Sasanidian-Web", a lustrous, reversible fabric with a discharge-printed Persian design in vertical stripes, taken from a costume of 6th and 8th centuries. Original in Milan. Colors: blue, purple, green, and black on an orange ground. Geometric and floral wave print. The print is three inches wide with three inch gaps between. Inconsistent colors, especially with the purples. Printing appears to have slight imperfections with some blurred lines and uneven filling. THis and T2549B may have been inspired by the same Persian textile.
A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier manufacturer of printed silks. Many fabric lengths in this collection have prints copied from ancient textiles.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric, Printed
fabric length
Fabric Length
date made
1917
maker
A H Straus and Company
place made
United States: New York, New York
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
purple (overall color)
orange ground (a) (overall color)
taffeta (overall style)
plain weave, discharge-printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 cm
ID Number
TE.T2549A
catalog number
T2549A
T (/) 2549A
accession number
61633
Credit Line
Gift of A H Straus and Company
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
American Textile Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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