Striped Silk Yardage
Narrow blue-green stripes alternate with tightly spaced chevrons of mauve, dark brown and white and are accented by thin, highly contrasting blue and white lines. This is a silk warp-faced satin fabric with a cotton weft. Therefore, the patterned front possesses a luxurious sheen while the back is dull and mostly white.
A printed label is glued to the back. Striped yardage like this was largely produced in Cairo and used in the construction of sleeveless vests, known as “sudeyree” and worn by men throughout northern Africa.
Circa: early 20th century
Material: silk and cotton
Condition: excellent condition except for stain near one end
Dimensions: 218" x 28"
Inventory number: TX4388