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Fragments

Fragments

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:

    IS.53&A-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The design of this unusual chintz fragment is derived from Japanese textiles or lacquerware.

Physical description

Textile fragments from a palampore (wall-hanging or bed-cover) of painted and dyed cotton chintz. The design is based on a Japanese textile, and shows flowing water, flowers and swallows, which all appear again in the border. There are narrow guard borders of floral meander design. Blue and red on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz

Dimensions

Height: 160 cm, Width: 104.2 cm, Height: 63 in, Width: 41 cm

Object history note

Given by G.P.Baker

Descriptive line

Textile fragments from a palampore of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, 18th century

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

p. 105, cat. no. 91, pl. 87
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.
Plate 26, p. 64
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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