Silk suiting; "Hava Coke" weave. A fabric resembling barathea, having a silk warp with a mixed silk and cotton novelty yarn filling (weft.). Originated by John G. bentley for men's wear. Color: natural (unbleached, undyed)
The finer silk warp yarns are paired, with the weft yarn (silk twisted with cotton) giving a pebbled texture - not quite a pronounced basket weave. The use of cotton in the filling suggests that this fabric was less expensive than the company's other silk suitings. The tradename, "Hava Coke", suggests that it might have been targeted to young men - perhaps high school and college age.
ID Number: TE.T02759
catalog number: T02759.000
accession number: 58809
date made: 1915
Physical Description: silk; cotton (overall material)
Physical Description: plain weave; paired warps (overall production method/technique)
Measurements: overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
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Credit Line: Gift of Victory Silk Company.
place made: United States: New Jersey, Paterson