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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J. R. Bartlett

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular palampore (bed-cover or wall-hanging) of painted and dyed cotton chintz with a design of a flowering tree with drooping branches rising from a mound. The mound is inhabited by elephants and birds, with two large birds (possibly peacocks) perched on the top. There is a wide border on all four sides with a pattern of bamboos and flowering trees.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1775-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz


Weight: 6.24 kg, Width: 2100 mm Top edge, Width: 2085 mm Bottom edge, Length: 2520 mm Proper right, Length: 2540 mm Proper left

Descriptive line

Palampore (bed-cover or wall-hanging) of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1775-1800

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

p.85, cat. no. 42, pl. 41
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.


Textiles; Interiors


South & South East Asia Collection

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