plain weave; printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 41 in; 91.44 cm x 104.14 cm
United States: New York, New York
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
A. H. Straus & Co.printed taffeta dress silk length; 1917. Canary yellow ground, Persian-inspired roundel design. "Luxor Taffeta" made by A. H. Straus & Co. Commericially known as "Sasanidian-Web", a lustrous, reversible fabric with a discharge-printed Persian design of patterned disks taken from a costume of 6th and 8th centuries. Original in Milan. Colors: blue, green, black and purple on canary yellow ground. Some variation between purples and pinks in the printing, some are lighter colored than others. Print is of medallions made of three concentric circles of print beginning with multi colored blocks, then a ring of paisley, then a black geometric print. The circles are 3.75 inches in diameter. Printing not perfectly exact, some bleeding and blurred lines. Print is continued onto the selvedge which is the same color as the ground and is 0.125 inches wide. May have been inspired by the same Persian fabric as TE.T2549A.
A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier importer and manufacturer of printed silks. Many fabric lengths in this collection have prints copied from ancient textiles.