Japanese silk

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MFA Acc. #: 2002.7125


A high quality raw silk used in the manufacture of fabrics like shantung and habutai.

Synonyms and Related Terms

jap silk; japan silk; seda japonesa (Esp.); Japanse zijde (Ned);

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982