Sample of Mexican wild silk in the raw state; 1885 New Orleans Exposition exhibit

Sample of Mexican wild silk in the raw state; 1885 New Orleans Exposition exhibit

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Sample of Mexican wild silk in the raw state; 1885 New Orleans Exposition exhibit. "Acc. 16993 H7898 Cocoon of Wild (uncultivated) silk Mexico Eutachyplena fsidii Salle, Lasecamfidae. Mexican Comission N.O. Expo 1885 Feb. 20, 1886" on note.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Silk Fiber
silk fiber sample
Object Type
silk
date made
ca. 1885
place made
Mexico
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 9 in; 3.81 cm x 11.43 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
TE.E187898.000
catalog number
H007898.000
E187898
accession number
16993
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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