Oiled silk

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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.

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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