Embroidered Cream Silk Taffeta - $22.00 yd.

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Embroidered Cream Silk Taffeta

Chinese, Indian, Persian, English & French “taffety” or taffeta, such as this Embroidered Cream Silk Taffeta,  were commonly advertised in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were available in a variety of colors and patterns, including changeable, “chines” or warp printed, striped, checked, or patterned. They were woven with a plain weave, and varied only in their width or number of silk yarns in the warp and weft. After the American Revolution, great quantities of silk came to the states directly from China, including taffetas, satins and lustrings. Simple patterns could be woven, such as stripes or checks. The Victoria & Albert holds a French Merchant's silk book of 1764 which shows a variety of silk patterns.

Silk was available to all social classes in varying qualities; for instance, those with less wealth might have purchased cheaper silks or found silks from the second hand market.

This Embroidered Cream Silk Taffeta is embroidered with fleur-de-lis.

  • This lightweight Embroidered Cream Silk Taffeta is suitable for Lady’s Gowns, Skirts, Jackets, Mantles, Pelisses, Men's Wrapping Gowns, Waistcoats, Linings and Accessories. Also suitable for household applications such as bed or window treatments.
  • 100% Silk, 53 inches wide.

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