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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:

    IS.49-1950

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Painted; Dyed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buildings

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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