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Material:  all natural fibers, silk
Style/Type:  sheer, translucent, mousseline de soie ~ silk organza
Color:  natural, cream
Age:  later 1800s - 1920s
Size:  Width ~ apx. 15 & 1/2 inches, selvage to selvage
         Length ~ 1 yard increments
Quantity:  apx 9 Yards available, sold per yard

Divine antique silk organza, or mousseline de soie in French.  The fabric is finely woven, yet very sheer and translucent, with beautiful luster and a crisp finish.  Typical of the period this original yardage has not been dyed and remains the natural silk color, although it may have darkened somewhat over the years.  We would describe the present shade as a darker cream.

We have a small bolt of this wonderful old narrow fabric, measuring a continuous nine plus yards in length and it is being sold by the yard.   Today it is quite uncommon and somewhat rare to find unused bolts of this fine old silk.

It is embroidered in a simple dot motif.  Please see our fourth image for scale information.

The yardage is in very good antique estate condition.
Finely woven selvage edges intact the length of textile.
Typical of this type of sheer translucent silk some slubs and minor weaving flaws can be found intermittently, but these are original and do not affect integrity of the fabric.
Possibly a tiny pin hole here or there, however the yardage is strong and stable, easily passing the standard silk “tug and pull” test.
Most notable are some diffused discolorations to body from age/storage, as well as some smaller but slightly darker marks found at the edges.  These are for the most part quite negligible, fairly light and difficult to photograph and would likely resolve with a gentle soak, which would also probably lighten the color/shade of the yardage to a more original hue; please see images six and seven above.

During the later Victorian and Edwardian periods this type of fine silk fabric was often gathered and layered as flouncing to make the lovely skirts, tea / afternoon dresses and wedding / evening gowns so popular at the time.  Today it can be used in numerous similar applications, including clothing and lingerie, as well as millinery, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing & accessories, pillows, interior design, soft furnishings, restorations and other projects requiring authentic period textiles.
 
NOTE:  Yardage sold in one yard increments; cut to order in one continuous length as possible.

ORDERING DETAILS:  If you wish to purchase more than one yard, which is the minimum purchase, please type the desired number of yards, from 2 to 9, in the white QUANTITY Box below and then click the ADD TO CART Button. The appropriate total for your selected amount of yardage will be calculated and shown on the resulting Invoice.

1k ~  Antique Mousseline de Soie Embroidered Silk Organza Fabric Yardage

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1L ~  Antique Mousseline de Soie Embroidered Silk Organza Fabric Yardage

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