Yellow & Grey Striped Silk Taffeta - $20.00 yd.
Yellow & Grey Striped Silk Taffeta
Chinese, India, Persian, English & French “taffeties” or taffetas, such as this Yellow & Grey Striped 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 from China, including taffetas, satins, and lustrings.
The Victoria & Albert holds a French Merchant's silk book of 1764 which shows a variety of patterns. Stripes in a variety of widths and complexity can be found in surviving garments of men, women & children. Silk was available to all social classes in varying qualities; those with less wealth could purchase cheaper silks or find silks from the secondhand market.
- This Yellow & Grey Striped Silk Taffeta is lightweight with a crisp hand.
- Suitable for women's gowns, petticoats, jackets, mantles, pelisses, men's banyans and wrapping gowns, suits, waistcoats, linings and accessories.
Yellow & Grey Striped Silk Taffeta is 100% Silk, 53 Inches Wide.
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