"Japanese Habutai" silk dress fabric; Fred Mendelson & Co.; 1915

"Japanese Habutai" silk dress fabric; Fred Mendelson & Co.; 1915

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Description (Brief)
"Japanese Habutai", a closely woven plain weave silk dress fabric, width: 36"; Manufactured by Fred Mendelson & Co.; 1915. Purchased for 75 cents per yard from Lansburgh & Bro., 420-430 7th St., Washington DC, Jan 29, 1915.
More research needs to be done to determine if the Mendelson Co. was actually manufacturing this silk in the US or had an import arrangement with a Japanese mill.
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Object Name
Fabric Sample
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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