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Design house:
Poiret, Paul  Search this
Duplan Silk Corporation  Search this
Poiret, Paul  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red-purple (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
plain weave; warp-faced (overall production method/technique)
cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
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Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Hazleton
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Date made:
A "Martine" silk by the Duplan Silk Company of Hazleton, PA. This design titled "Bouquet", on quality "Ruisselet" a warp-faced weave with much thicker weft yarns than warp yarns, having a crinkled texture. Printed design of blue and white stripes with overprinted stylized floral bouquet and leaf sprigs in floral in yellow, red/purple, orange, and black. This example was cylinder printed. Duplan's publicity touts this series of silk dress fabrics as"Woven, printed, and finished in the US, sold and delivered in Paris and London. Designs by the Martine School of Decorative Art, Paris, France. Directed, owned, and personally supervised by Mr. Paul Poiret, who is universally acknowledged as the greatest creator of women's fashions of the present century." In the press these were called "Futurist Flowers, and there supposedly 8 designs in total that Duplan licensed from Poiret. The NMAH Textile department holds 6 samples; four designs, two in two different colorways and on different ground cloths.
Currently not on view
Fashion  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Duplan Silk Company
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
American Textile Industry
Duplan Silk Co.
Data Source:
National Museum of American History