Palampore

early 19th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chintz
Brief Description
palampore; cotton, South-east India, early 19th century.; Textile
Dimensions
  • Top edge width: 2060mm
  • Bottom edge width: 2097mm
  • Proper right length: 3007mm
  • Proper left length: 3126mm
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.Plate 23. p. 59
  • 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.p. 85, cat. no. 43, pl. 42.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.299-1890

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record createdFebruary 22, 2006
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