Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye

Made:
1862-1863 in England
maker:
Unknown
inventor:
William Henry Perkin

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Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye, unsigned, England, 1862-1863. A silk
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Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye, unsigned, England, 1862-1863. A silk
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye, unsigned, England, 1862-1863. A silk
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye, unsigned, England, 1862-1863

A silk dress dyed with Perkins’ mauve aniline dye and dated as being about 1862. One of two dresses (along with inv. no. 1984-1629) conveying an impression of the effect which the introduction of synthetic dyes had upon dress fabrics.

Details

Category:
Industrial Chemistry
Object Number:
1984-1630
Materials:
aniline dye, leather, metal (unknown), silk, textile, wool
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 1500 x 1000 mm
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type:
dye
taxonomy:
  • fibre
  • colourant - material
status:
Permanent collection

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