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Silk damask length

Rectangular length, full loom width. Pale slate blue warp, cream weft faded, orig. blue. All over pattern showing lattice work with fish-scale compartments formed by thin rose vine; rose sprig in each compartment. Both selvedges complete: flat, wide, with pink, yellow and white stripes. Blue silk...

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Taken from a dress made c. 1860 from silk said to have been used as curtains at Philadelphia in 18th c.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Probably English, 1750–1800

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts