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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    first half 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz. Composed for a pair of hangings. The design consists of two serpentine trees poised above a vase. The vase has a rim drawn as a flat oval. The trees have large flowers. A parakeet perches on the lowest branch. The vases stand between low, peaked, scaled mounds on which grow miniature banana trees. The border, attached to the sides and bottom, has a matching design. The panel is composed of two widths of cotton joined after painting.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


first half 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz

Marks and inscriptions

United East India Company
Stamped in the top corner of the left half


Width: 96 in, Width: 243.8 cm, Length: 116 in, Length: 294.5 cm, Length: 40.625 in selvage to selvage, Length: 103 cm selvage to selvage, Weight: 23.5 kg

Object history note

There is a United East India Company stamp in the top corner of the left half.

Descriptive line

Hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, first half of 18th century

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

p.74 cat. no. 20, pl. 64a
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.


Textiles; Interiors


South & South East Asia Collection

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