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Black Silk WSV 162

$20.00

100% silk 45" wide

This silk is a bit heavier than Persian but lighter weight than a taffeta and definitely lighter than Dutchess. Black silk was commonly used as a lining material but may also be used for neck handkerchiefs, the linings of some gentleman's hats appear in artwork to be lined in black silk, women's bonnets and chip (straw) hats can also be lined in this black silk but it's a bit thin for the outside covering. It may also be used for men's cravats (aka neck cloths) and neck stocks. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1775, "CHARLES M'GINNIS and ANN his wife, were indicted for stealing . . .  a piece of black silk lining, value two pence; a piece of black silk, value six-pence". For hand sewing try fine black silk thread.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 April, 2017.

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