Changeable-color textile

Designer Associated Artists American
Manufactured by Cheney Brothers American

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Candace Wheeler’s (1827-1923) Associated Artists was especially famous for its “changeable” silks, which were woven from threads of two or more colors, or different tints of the same color, to produce a multitone effect that changes with the light. The simplest type of changeable silk is illustrated by this plain-woven silk fabric with a black warp (vertical threads) and a red weft (horizontal threads). When the silk is draped, light falling on its folds emphasizes its two-tone quality.

Changeable-color textile, Associated Artists (1883–1907), Silk, woven, American

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