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A H Straus and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
purple (overall color)
orange ground (a) (overall color)
taffeta (overall style)
plain weave, discharge-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 cm
Object Name:
Fabric, Printed
fabric length
Fabric Length
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Date made:
A. H. Straus & Co. printed taffeta dress silk length; 1917; orange ground with spaced wavy stripe printed design. "Luxor Taffeta" made by A. H. Straus & Co. Commercially known as "Sasanidian-Web", a lustrous, reversible fabric with a discharge-printed Persian design in vertical stripes, taken from a costume of 6th and 8th centuries. Original in Milan. Colors: blue, purple, green, and black on an orange ground. Geometric and floral wave print. The print is three inches wide with three inch gaps between. Inconsistent colors, especially with the purples. Printing appears to have slight imperfections with some blurred lines and uneven filling. THis and T2549B may have been inspired by the same Persian textile.
A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier manufacturer of printed silks. Many fabric lengths in this collection have prints copied from ancient textiles.
Currently not on view
American Textile Industry  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A H Straus and Company
ID Number:
Catalog number:
T (/) 2549A
Accession number:
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
American Textile Industry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History