Skein of Tussah silk; National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

Skein of Tussah silk; National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

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Skein of pink Tussah or wild silk. Mfrs' tag reads: "Tussah or Wild silk Pink." Wild silk is from cocoons that the silk moth has emerged from - the silk filament is no longer unbroken; it is therefore processed differently than cultivated, unbroken silk filament. One of 66 examples of silk yarns of various types, dyed in the skein.. Original sample # 42. From a group of 145 samples of silk fabrics and yarns of various types, weaves, uses, and origins donated in 1913 by the National Silk Dyeing Co., of Paterson, New Jersey (America's "Silk City"), which was one of the largest and most comprehensive silk dyeing and printing firms in the U.S.,
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Object Name
silk skein, tussah
date made
National Silk Dyeing Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 14 in; 4.445 cm x 5.715 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of National Silk Dyeing Co.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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