Oiled silk

Revision as of 07:10, 24 July 2013 by (talk)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search


A thin, silk fabric that has been impregnated with a drying oil. The oil dries producing a semitransparent, waterproof fabric that is very pliable. Oiled silk has been replaced in recent years with less expensive plastic coated fabrics.


  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 558
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Oiled_silk&oldid=24356"