Black Twisted Cloth Covered Wire, Cotton - PER FOOT

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!!!!!----- This black twisted cloth covered cord is priced by the foot, so please adjust your quantity accordingly. -----!!!!!

!!!!!----- Example: If you want 10 feet of wire, enter 10 in the quantity box, and you will get one 10' length of wire.!-----!!!!!

The perfect addition to any lamp or small appliance such as fans and radios, this beautiful fabric covered electrical wire is a great way to replicate that vintage industrial age charm.

This is BRAND NEW reproduction antique style 2-wire, 18 gauge (known as 18/2). Each wire is a stranded copper insulated wire (much like standard wiring of today) then covered in a braided rayon fabric. The fabric is smooth and shiny, similar to old industrial age silk covered wiring.

NOTE: This black twisted cloth covered cord is also available in a Rayon covered twisted wire, the main difference between the two is cotton is a less shiny more subtle color, and rayon is a shiny more vibrant color.


  • Cloth: Cotton 
  • Max: 600 Volts, 105 Degrees Celsius 
  • Diameter: 6.5mm, or about 1/4" 
  • UL: No 
  • Made In USA 

2 wire twisted cord available in: black (rayon or cotton), brown (rayon or cotton), red (rayon or cotton), green (rayon or cotton), white, gold, light gold, yellow, copper, beige, clay, silver, slate blue, royal blue, purple, red wine/plum, see the other listings! We have over 40 varieties of cloth covered wire available! Plugs shown not included, but are available in the "Plugs" section

Suitable for: 
Table-top, floor, and pendant use as well as many other applications, include wiring fans and small appliances. Wire is not intended to carry a heavy electrical load, and should not be used for larger appliances, high heat settings, or to carry other large electrical currents. You are responsible for the safe use of these products, if you are unsure of your abilities or the requirements of your application, we recommend you consult with an electrician or qualified professional. A simple rewiring can really breathe new life into an old fixture, if you're unsure of how to do it there are many step by step instructions and videos that can be found online, it's easier than you think! 
  • 5
    Black twisted cotton covered wire

    Posted by Cindy on Apr 13th 2024

    I keep buying this wire from Snake Head Vintage over and over and over again. I am about to rewire 2 antique Vaseline glass floor lamps using this wire. Not only is the wire superior but it accentuates the esthetic of my antique lamps. I will be back for more for my next rewire. Buy this wire, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5
    Cotton Twisted Cord

    Posted by Lillian Jones on Feb 29th 2024

    Very cool retro solution to my lighting. Looks great.

  • 4
    color of the Black cotton covered wire

    Posted by Greg on Oct 27th 2023

    The color of the Black cotton covered twisted pair 18 ga. wire appears more like Navy Blue than Black.

    Reply from SHV: I suggest looking at it under a different type of light (especially if you are under LEDs or fluorescents, which can cast a strange hue on things). The black cotton cloth is more of a vintage black (not a jet-black), but should look more along the lines of an aged black cotton t-shirt. For a more jet-black look, try our black rayon cloth cord.

  • 5
    Black Twisted Cloth Covered Wire

    Posted by RB on Aug 1st 2023

    Very nice product

  • 5
    Nice Vintage Look!

    Posted by Paul Casanova on Mar 10th 2023

    Nice order for any length of cord you need! Wire were colorized inside was very helpful for my polarized hook up to electronic devices.

  • 5
    Twisted Wire

    Posted by Lee Butterfield on Jan 13th 2023

    This twisted cloth covered wire is perfect for the antique lamp I am restoring

  • 5
    Nice Wire

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 26th 2021

    The wire looks good and is easy to work with

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 5th 2019

    Perfect wire for old hay trolley light. Wire easy to work with. (two strand twisted wire)

  • 5
    Great look for old school style wiring

    Posted by Dan on Aug 27th 2018

    I really like this product. It gives that old school industrial (steampunk) look to all my electrical projects. Have purchased before and I will purchase again. Great service!