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White Silk Duchess Satin Fabric


100% silk 48" wide

This creamy white silk duchess satin was commonly used to make city women's cloaks, silk bonnets and for covering chip hats throughout the 18th century. White silk duchess was often used for women's gloves, mitts, gowns, and jackets. Men wore satin as jackets, coats and waistcoats. Cited in a newspaper ad in the 1775 Providence Gazette, "Stolen out of the Shop . . .  the following Articles, viz . . .  3 Dozen of black and white Silk Gloves, 4 Dozen of black and white Silk Mitts". For hand sewing try white medium weight silk.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 24 July, 2015.

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