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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz, lined with linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's jacket of painted and dyed cotton chintz with a red pattern with birds, insects and meandering flower sprays bearing blossoms on a white ground. Lined with blue-and-white striped linen.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz, lined with linen


Length: 33.25 in, Width: 59.5 in, Length: 16 in repeat, Length: 40.8 cm repeat

Descriptive line

Woman's jacket of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1750

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

Plate 74, p. 123
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.
p. 118, cat. no. 141, pl. 123
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.
Crill, Rosemary, Arts of Asia, vol. 45, no. 5, September - October 2015, "The Fabric of India" Exhibition, p.77, pl. 23.

Labels and date


Clothing made of chintz - brightly patterned, dyed cotton - became popular in Britain and the Netherlands from the 1660s. The fashion reached its peak in the early 18th century. The relative cheapness of Indian fabrics meant that ordinary men and women could afford to wear chintz. The situation upset some who complained they could no longer tell a servant from her mistress.

Jacket and petticoat
Cotton, hand-drawn and dyed
Coromandel Coast, 1720-50
Given by G.P. Baker
V&A: IS.12,14-1950

England, 1730-69
Given by Mrs s.Walton
V&A: T.333·1980 [03/10/2015-10/01/2016]

Production Note

Made for the western market


Textiles; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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