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Palampore

Palampore

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 - ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, painted and dyed

  • Museum number:

    IM.226-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The angularity of the tree and its branches and the use of bamboo-like leaves in the border meander are typical of the Chinese influence on chintz designs for the western market in the third quarter of the 18th century.

Physical description

Large chintz palampore with a flowering tree design. Transfer design drawn and hand-painted on dyed cotton. Colours include red, violet, yellow and black. Outlines are in black and red. The design consists of a Tree of Life with a purple trunk and branches bearing flowers and fruit. It rises from a mound of rocks. In the air and on the branches are birds and butterflies. The surrounding borders have flowers and leaves on stems.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)

Date

ca. 1770 - ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, painted and dyed

Marks and inscriptions

United East India Company stamp
On the reverse side in the lower left corner

Dimensions

Height: 340 cm, Width: 226 cm, Height: 133.625 in, Width: 89 in, Width: 2370 mm Top edge, Width: 2336 mm Bottom edge, Length: 3368 mm Proper right, Length: 3355 mm Proper left, :, Weight: 15.5 kg Weighed on roller

Descriptive line

Chintz palampore, made in Coromandel Coast, ca. 1770-ca. 1780

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

Plate 21, pp. 56 and 57
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.

Production Note

Made on the Coromandel Coast for export to Europe.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Painted; Dyeing

Subjects depicted

Tree

Categories

Textiles; Wall coverings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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