Cheney Brothers Printed "Samara Silk", "Falling Bird" design, 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed "Samara Silk", "Falling Bird" design, 1917

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Description (Brief)
Cheney Brothers Printed "Samara Silk", "Falling Bird" design, 1917. A plain weave fabric with a subdued satiny sheen. Design No. 82457, Color No. 342/1. "Falling Bird" in blues, browns, black and red on a white ground. A scattered spaced design of peacocks, wings outstretched and bodies and tails curved as if falling, representational drawing style.
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Object Name
fabric length
printed silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave, printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 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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