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Palampore

Palampore

  • Place of origin:

    Tamil Nadu (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chintz

  • Museum number:

    IS.299-1890

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The format of the flowering tree emerging from a rocky mound is typical of the chintz furnishings made in India for export to Europe in the 18th century. However, the colour palette of shades of red and violet, with no indigo, is more typical of those made on the southern Coromandel Coast for export to Sri Lanka. The violet shade is produced by combining mordants rather than by dyeing.

Place of Origin

Tamil Nadu (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chintz

Dimensions

Width: 2060 mm Top edge, Width: 2097 mm Bottom edge, Length: 3007 mm Proper right, Length: 3126 mm Proper left

Descriptive line

palampore; cotton, South-east India, early 19th century.; Textile

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

Plate 23. p. 59
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.
p. 85, cat. no. 43, pl. 42.
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.

Materials

Chintz

Subjects depicted

Tree; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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