Two skeins of white Canton silk, 1912

Two skeins of white Canton silk, 1912

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Two skeins of white Canton filature silk, 14/16 drs. 1912
A. P. Villa & Bros., 487 Broadway, (The Silk Exchange Building) NYC, was an importing firm dealing in raw and thrown silk, with purchasing branches in Shanghai and Canton, China; Yokohama, Japan; Milan and Turin, italy; and Lyon, France. In 1912 the company expanded its business into throwing, warping, quilling, and winding silk, in a Passaic, NJ mill. These processes prepare raw silk for use in weaving.
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raw silk skeins
raw silk skeins, batch of
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overall: 1 11/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in; 4.28625 cm x 9.525 cm x 32.385 cm
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Gift of A.P. Villa & Bros., NY
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American Silks
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National Museum of American History
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