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Machine-reeled silk skeins; Japan; 1885

Machine-reeled silk skeins; Japan; 1885

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Sample skeins of yellow and white silk, reeled by machine. Japan. Part of a large group of fiber samples transferred from the US Dept. of Agriculture to the US National Museum in 1885. Part of the Economic Botany and Fibers collection, supporting research and commerce in the US textiles industry. This particular group of reeled silk samples represents the products of different prefectures in Japan.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk sample
silk, reeled
Physical Description
silk (?? material)
reeled (?? production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 11.43 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
TE.E187054.000
accession number
15703
catalog number
E187054
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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