Hank of reeled raw silk; Japan; 1884

Hank of reeled raw silk; Japan; 1884

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Hank or skein of reeled raw silk; as reeled in Japan and imported into the US. Object tags read: "Saitamaken", "Acc 14993 / H-6192A", and "No 2 1/2, Japan, Hanks". One of 15 samples donated in 1884 by C. Adolphe Low & Co., NYC, of raw silk as imported by the firm. Catalog #s H6180-6194
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Object Name
silk filament, hank
silk, reeled
date made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 25.0825 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of C. Adolphe Low & Co.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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