Hank of reeled raw "inferior Tsatlee" silk; China; 1884

Hank of reeled raw "inferior Tsatlee" silk; China; 1884

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Hank or skein of raw silk, "inferior Tsatlee" quality, as reeled in China and imported into the US. 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 Both object tags read: "China inferior (???) / 6193 / acc 14,993", and card reads: "Raw silk, inferior tsatlee-- A common China silk, in hanks as imported. / Gift of C. Adolphe Low & Co. / 6,193 / New York".
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Object Name
silk, reeled
silk filament, hank
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 14 1/16 in x 3 3/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 35.71875 cm x 8.09625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of C. Adolphe Low & Co.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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