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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large floorspread of painted and dyed cotton. The design of the field is of repeating fantastic flowering plants on a white ground. The borders have staggered rows of flowers. Assembled from several pieces and badly stained.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


late 17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton


Width: 1795 mm Top edge, Width: 1805 mm Bottom edge, Length: 4500 mm Proper right, Length: 4505 mm Proper left, Weight: 14 kg Weighed on roller

Object history note

Given by G.P.Baker

Descriptive line

Large floorspread of painted and dyed cotton, Coromandel Coast, late 17th century

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

p. 66, cat. no. 6, pl. 4b
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.

Production Note

Possibly made for the Golconda court


Textiles; Interiors; Floor coverings


South & South East Asia Collection

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