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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This chintz petticoat fabric combines floral designs with western figures and architectural motifs.

Physical description

Fragment of painted and dyed cotton chintz dress fabric. With a design of floral garlands and western figures in architectural settings. One scene shows a courting couple, and the other with a hunter and spear advancing on a tiger. Each scene is framed by an ornamental balustrade embellished with flowering trees, urns, peacocks and a statue. The upper part of the dress fabric is filled with a repeating pattern of small bouquets with slender trailing flower sprays. Blue band along the selvage.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz


Height: 96 cm, Width: 97 cm

Descriptive line

Fragment of painted and dyed cotton chintz dress fabric, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1750

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

Plate 67, p. 114
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.
p. 110, cat. no. 109, pl. 100
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 the Western market.




Painted; Dyed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buildings


Textiles; Clothing


South & South East Asia Collection

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