Skein of silk (organzine); National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

Skein of silk (organzine); National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

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Skein of beige organzine. A type of thrown silk; Usually used for warp yarns in fine silk fabrics.
One of 66 examples of silk yarns of various types, dyed in the skein.. Original sample # 9. 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
date made
National Silk Dyeing Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 14 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 5.715 cm x 37.465 cm
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catalog number
collector/donor number
accession number
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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