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Silk228- Burgundy & Taupe Stripe "Sarcenet"- 18.00 yd.


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100% Italian Silk 60 inches wide Stripe runs selvedge to selvedge

Sarcenet is a thin woven silk that dates back to as early as the 15th century according to Florence Montgomery in her book Textiles in America.  It is also found in the Old Bailey Proceedings through out the 18th century and well into the 19th century.  It could be woven plain or twilled in solids, changeable, striped and figured.  Used for any purpose where a thin silk was required, you find Sarcenet quilted petticoats and capes appear in ads of the 18th century and an occasional gown. It shows up frequently as a lining material in lady’s and men’s garments.  In the early 19th century you find a good deal of Lady’s gowns being made from sarcenet which gave a soft drape so desirable to the diaphanous fashion.  We own several early 19th century Ackerman plates with sarcenet samples and our sarcenet matches them closely in weave and weight.  Our sarcenet is suitable for any clothing project requiring lightweight silk.   It is also wonderful for trims, hats, bonnets and accessories.


 
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