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Cheney Brothers Printed "Princess Satin" dress silk, 1915

Cheney Brothers Printed "Princess Satin" dress silk, 1915

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Description (Brief)
A length of Cheney Brothers printed "Princess Satin" dress silk, 1915. Lightweight, drapey satin-weave silk fabric, printed with Japanese-inspired modernist design featuring striped white and pink, orange, green, gray flower heads and sprays and black and white arcs on a purple ground. (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.) The diagonally striped flower heads are suggestive of Japanese textile printing techniques.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
1915
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
satin weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
purple; black; white; orange; pink; green; grey (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T02637.000
catalog number
T02637.000
accession number
58458
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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