100% Silk, 43" wide
How do you describe something that the slightest breeze will carry away? Very fine silk gauze was primarily used for lady's neck handkerchiefs in the 18th and early 19th century. It may also be used for an 18th century lady's apron or a 19th century chemisette. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London in 1778, "I am a linen-draper in Red-Lion-street, Holborn; the prisoner, and another who is not taken, came into my shop with a pretence to buy gauze . . . she said that was not the kind she wanted, for she wanted silk gauze. I told her, I did not keep silk gauze, that was milliners and haberdashers goods". For hand sewing try fine white silk thread. The picture is taken on a black background with the penny behind to give you an idea of how sheer this silk is.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 July, 2015.