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Palampore

ca. 1710-1725 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The coat-of-arms of the city of Amsterdam appears in the centre and corners of this hanging. Another piece with the same squarish format and the same arms, but with different floral decoration, is in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and dyed cotton (chintz)
Brief Description
Chintz palampore with coat of arms
Physical Description
A squarish palampore (wall-hanging or bed-cover) of painted and dyed cotton (chintz). The field has the coat-of-arms of the city of Amsterdam in the centre, and again in the four corners. The rest of the field is filled with stylised flowers and leaves, some showing the influence of European 'bizarre' silks. The border has a repeated design of floral sprays.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 6.06kg (Note: Weight on roller)
  • Top edge width: 2643mm
  • Bottom edge width: 2652mm
  • Proper right length: 2611mm
  • Proper left length: 2594mm
  • Weighed on roller weight: 15.5kg
Taken from Origins of Chintz, cat.no.85
Subjects depicted
Summary
The coat-of-arms of the city of Amsterdam appears in the centre and corners of this hanging. Another piece with the same squarish format and the same arms, but with different floral decoration, is in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Bibliographic References
  • Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.Plate 33, p. 74
  • 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. 103, cat. no. 85, pl. 82
Collection
Accession Number
340-1898

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record createdFebruary 23, 2006
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