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Chintz yoke

Chintz yoke

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1710-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The large-scale design is more appropriate to a wall- or bed-hanging and this small garment was no doubt made out of such a hanging. This was normal practice in Holland in the early 18th century. The design recalls that of French 'bizarre' silks of the period.

Physical description

Yoke of painted and dyed cotton chintz. Decorated with floral and diaper in-fills. To be worn over the neck and shoulders.

At the corners of one side are two brass rings and at the corresponding corners on the other side are two long tapes. These were intended to loop through the rings and hold the yoke in place. Small pieces are set in at each shoulder.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1710-1720 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz


Length: 11 in, Width: 20.5 in, Length: 14 in repeat, Length: 35.5 cm repeat

Descriptive line

Yoke of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1710-1720

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

Plate 62, p. 109
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.
pp.115-6, cat. no. 130, pl. 116a
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.

Production Note

Made for export to Europe


Clothing; Textiles


South & South East Asia Collection

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