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Black Silk Duchess Satin Fabric


100% silk 48" wide

Black silk duchess satin was commonly used to make city women's cloaks, silk bonnets and for covering chip hats throughout the 18th century. Black silk duchess was often used for women's gloves, mitts, gowns, and jackets. Men wore satin as jackets, coats and waistcoats. Cited from personal communication with Mike Barbieri in the 1775 Boston Post-Boy, "Lost, at Concert-Hall, last Friday Evening, the 27th Inst. a black Alamode Cloak, almost new, with a broad black Lace, and no lining. It is supposed to have been taken through Mistake, for a black Sattin Cloak which was left in its Room." For hand sewing try black medium weight silk.

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

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