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Gold Persian Silk, WSV 104


100% Silk, 45" Wide


Gold silk fabric as fine as this was used for neck handkerchiefs and as a lining. Persian was used for lining women's bonnets or chip (straw) hats. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1767, "Richard Griffiths, and Mary his wife, otherwise Mary Pitt, spinster, otherwise Anne Taylor, spinster, were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Anne Nevell, widow . . .  and stealing . . .  a coloured silk handkerchief, the property of the said Anne Nevell".

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 August, 2019.

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