100% Silk, 54" wide
Red and Green Damask Changeable
Silk has the benefit of taking and holding a wide range of colors. This reversible silk is scarlet red with green leafy vines or green with scarlet red leafy vines. Imagine this silk as a gentlemen’s waistcoat. Think of the statement a lady would make as she enters the room with the sound and drape of this silk as a gown. An ad in The Essex Gazette of Salem Massachusetts in 1775 included "Nathaniel Sparhawk Begs Leave to inform his good Customers, and all others who please to favour him with their Custom, that he has just imported in the last Ships from London, A large and beautiful Assortment of English, India and European Goods, which he will sell, either by Wholesale or Retail, at the lowest Advance for Cash, or good Jamaica Fish . . . English & India Taffaties, 3-4 and half-ell changeable Lutestrings, black ditto, Mantua Silks, A beautiful piece of green Damask" used from personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Green or scarlet silk quilter's thread will work well for hand sewing buttonholes in this silk.