Skein of reeled silk; Japan; 1885

Skein of reeled silk; Japan; 1885

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Sample skein of reeled silk; 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.
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Object Name
silk sample
silk, reeled
Physical Description
silk (?? material)
reeled (?? production method/technique)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 19 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 50.165 cm x 15.875 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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