Cheney Brothers "Kioto" Dress or Furnishing Silk, 1915

Cheney Brothers "Kioto" Dress or Furnishing Silk, 1915

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Description (Brief)
Cheney Brothers "Kioto" Dress or Furnishing Silk, 1915. A light weight plain weave, frisson (spun silk fabric) with coarse silk filling. Printed with a Persian and Indian inspired design with garden-like fruit and cypress tree elements, paired birds, peacocks, architectural elements, in island layout in blue, green, pink, tan on black ground. (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; printed (overall production method/technique)
black; blue; green; pink (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 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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