Change Author / Owner : "Havana" dress silk; Mallinson's Playgrounds of the World series
A length of H.R. Mallinson's "Havana" design printed novelty dress silk, trade name "Vagabond crepe." This crepe weave fabric was woven with silk warp and doupioni in the weft or filling (rough, irregular silk yarn reeled from double cocoons). The printed design is a "Jazz Age" angular or rayed allover pattern illustrating the people, places, and activities in Havana, Cuba: sailboats, horse-racing, palm trees, nightclubs, etc.. It is one of Mallinson "Playgrounds of the World" series from 1928. The print colors are red, black, brown, and gold on a white ground. Selvage inscription.reads: Mallinson Silks Deluxe Playgrounds of the World Havana. Company numbers: 523/2632. Colorway # 16.