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American Decorative Arts
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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: Cheney Brothers, American, 1854–1955

Two lengths of fancy compound twill

ca. 1935

Wild (tussah) silk (weft threads) and cultivated silk (warp threads)

a: 24 1/2 × 54 in. (62.23 × 137.16 cm)
a Pattern repeat: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm)
b: 24 1/2 × 61 in. (62.23 × 154.94 cm)
b Pattern repeat: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm)
Gift of Cheney Brothers, Manchester, Conn.
1938.14a-b
Geography: 
Manufactured in South Manchester, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Bibliography: 

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 218–19, no. 142.

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