Warm Gray & Soft Brown Cross Bar Check Silk - $22.00 yd. pieces



Chinese, India, Persian, English & French “taffety” or taffeta were all common silks advertised in the 18th and 19th century. Woven plain they were made in a variety of colors, some changeable, some “chine” or warp printed, some with stripes, checks and patterns. All were woven in a like fashion varying 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 colonies directly from China, including taffetas, satins and lustrings. This cross barred pattern is large with a contemporary look.  We have seen similar patterns in later period gowns from the Civil War era.

  • This is a Time Traveling fabric. 
  • This medium weight silk has horizontal taffeta stripes and vertical satin stripes.
  • It is suitable for Lady’s Gowns of the 19th century,  Men's Banyans and Wrapping Gowns, Waistcoats, Linings and Accessories.
  • 100% Silk 54 inches wide.
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