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[[File:MFA431120 Serge.jpg|thumb|Serge drawstring bag<br>MFA# 43.1120]]
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:MFA1978384 Serge.jpg|thumb|Serge chair<br>MFA# 1978.384]]
 
A durable, [[twill%20weave|twill weave]] fabric originally made from [[wool|wool]] or [[worsted|worsted]]. Serge is now also made from [[cotton|cotton]], [[acetate%20fiber|Acetate]], [[rayon%20fiber|Rayon]], [[silk|silk]], and blended fibers. It is woven with a 2-up 2-down twill pattern. Serge is used for dresses, suits, and coats. A coarse, heavyweight variety of serge is called storm serge, while French serge is lightweight with a fine, smooth texture.
 
A durable, [[twill%20weave|twill weave]] fabric originally made from [[wool|wool]] or [[worsted|worsted]]. Serge is now also made from [[cotton|cotton]], [[acetate%20fiber|Acetate]], [[rayon%20fiber|Rayon]], [[silk|silk]], and blended fibers. It is woven with a 2-up 2-down twill pattern. Serge is used for dresses, suits, and coats. A coarse, heavyweight variety of serge is called storm serge, while French serge is lightweight with a fine, smooth texture.
  
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==Images==
 
==Images==
 
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[[File:wool serge.jpg|thumb|Wool serge]]
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File:wool serge.jpg|thumb|Wool serge
[[File:serge.jpg|thumb|Serge]]
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File:serge.jpg|thumb|Serge
 
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Latest revision as of 13:29, 23 October 2020

Serge drawstring bag
MFA# 43.1120

Description

Serge chair
MFA# 1978.384

A durable, Twill weave fabric originally made from Wool or Worsted. Serge is now also made from Cotton, Acetate, Rayon, Silk, and blended fibers. It is woven with a 2-up 2-down twill pattern. Serge is used for dresses, suits, and coats. A coarse, heavyweight variety of serge is called storm serge, while French serge is lightweight with a fine, smooth texture.

Synonyms and Related Terms

sarga (Esp.)

Images

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 879
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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