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Grey Taffaty WSV 178


100% silk 54" wide

This interesting fabric is actually a changeable woven with the same two dove grey threads. Throughout the 18th century taffeta or taffaty was used for women's gowns, jackets, and petticoats. Men wore taffeta as jackets, coats and waistcoats and banyans. In The Boston Evening-Post a newspaper ad in 1775 included "To Be Sold, at the usual Prices, As the Seller is not desirous of taking any Advantage of the Scarcity of any Goods, at Jackson’s Variety Store, Next the Town-House . . .  an Assortment of Silks for the Ladies, English & India Taffaties, &c." cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. For hand sewing grey quilter's silk may be the closest match to this fabric.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 04 June, 2018.

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