Cheney Brothers Printed Novelty "Zantine Silk", 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed Novelty "Zantine Silk", 1917

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Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers printed novelty apparel silk with a modernist geometric design. A soft and drapey plain weave fabric. Print is an all over conventionalized 'Egyptian' geometric arc pattern in tan, red, green, lavender, and purple. Sample has significant fading, portions of the lavender areas are pink. (W. 40 in., L. 36 in.) Mfr.# 55895. Small sample cut, 7" L x 33" W, also in collection (.00B).
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Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
red (overall color)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
purple (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Cheney Brothers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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