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Cheney Brothers printed "Mysore Silk"; 1916

Cheney Brothers printed "Mysore Silk"; 1916

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Description
Length of Cheney Brothers printed silk fabric, "Mysore Silk". Thin plain weave silk, Tussah yarns (wild silk) retain some sericin. Printed with allover design of vaguely Chinese style, with pomegranate branches, leafy scrolls, and large urns. Black ground, pattern in coral, light and medium blue, bright blue, yellow, and green.
Original cataloging: Printed Mysore silk. A plain canvas-like fabric made of tussah silk. Oriental pattern in 8 colors on a black ground. Width: 32"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
1916
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
tussah silk (overall material)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 32 in; 91.44 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T02838.000
catalog number
T02838.000
accession number
59368
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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