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Skein of reeled silk; Japan; 1885

Skein of reeled silk; Japan; 1885

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk sample
silk, reeled
Physical Description
silk, japanese (overall material)
reeled (?? production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 5.715 cm x 24.765 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
TE.E187047.000
catalog number
007047.000
?007047.000
accession number
15703
catalog number
E187047
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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