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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton, painted and block-printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by K. de B. Codrington, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    IM.57-1933

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of a length of block-printed, painted, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton with a repeat pattern of flowering plants in shades of orange, red, violet and green. At the left edge is a selvedge and traces of stitching.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (probably, made)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton, painted and block-printed

Dimensions

Height: 86 cm, Width: 52 cm, Height: 34 in, Width: 20.5 in, Length: 10.375 in repeat, Length: 26.2 cm repeat, Width: 5.5 in repeat, Width: 14 cm repeat

Object history note

Given by Professor K. de B. Codrington

Descriptive line

Fragment of a length of block-printed, painted, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton, probably made in Coromandel Coast, late 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 66, cat. no. 4, pl. 3a
Irwin, John and Katherine Brett, Origins of Chintz, London, 1970. With a catalogue of Indo-European cotton-paintings in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. ISBN 112900534.

Labels and date

PART OF A CURTAIN OR HANGING
Cotton, mordant-dyed,
resist-dyed and printed
South-East India
c. 1660
IM.57-1933
Given by K. de B. Codrington
Fabrics like this piece were used extensively
at the Mughal and Deccani courts for door curtains, floor covers and decorative hangings. The repeating floral design recalls Mughal textile patterns, but the fine resist-drawn motifs inside the leaves suggest an origin on the Coromandel Coast. The fabric may have been intended for use at the Golconda court. [27/9/2013]

Production Note

Possibly made for the Golconda court

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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