Cheney Brothers Printed Crepe Velour Silk, 1916

Cheney Brothers Printed Crepe Velour Silk, 1916

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A sample length of Cheney Brothers printed apparel silk "crepe velour", 1916. 40" width. This is a sample length of the second of two colorways: A- black, green, and pinks on white and B -pinks, green, and lavender on purple. Japonisme design of scattered chrysanthemum sprigs, imitation of an ikat or warp print. A thin, lightweight, plain weave silk, similar to Mallinson's Pussy Willow tradename.
Original cataloging: Printed crepe velour. A light weight silk with a crepey finish, chrysanthemum pattern. Colors: black and pink on white and white and pink on blue. Cheney Brothers. Sample shows significant fading. 3" x 4.5" and 6" x 8" pieces cut from corners of the sample. (W. 40 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
Fabric Length
Date made
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
crepe (overall style)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
pink, green, purples (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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