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  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    third quarter 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skirt of painted and dyed cotton. With a repeating design of alternating sprays radiating from a small flowerhead and terminating below with looped fruiting and flowering sprays. Above them are arching garlands and slender looping stems bearing stylised flowers. Closely pleated into narrow waistbands of patterned tape.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


third quarter 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

United East India Company
Stamped on the inside of the hem on a facing

Tamil seal
On the inside of the hem on a facing


Length: 43.75 in, Length: 111 cm, Width: 137.875 in, Width: 348 cm, Length: 19.5 in repeat, Length: 49.5 cm repeat

Descriptive line

Skirt of painted and dyed cotton, Coromandel Coast, third quarter of 18th century

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

p. 111, catr. no. 111, pl. 102
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; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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