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Sample skein of silk from Argentina; 1885

Sample skein of silk from Argentina; 1885

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Description
Sample skein of Argentine silk. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk sample
silk, reeled
Physical Description
silk, argentine (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in x 9 in; 8.89 cm x 44.45 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
TE.E187061.000
catalog number
E187061
accession number
15703
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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