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Hat-brim lining

Hat-brim lining

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1725-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fabric would have been used to line one of the wide-brimmed straw hats worn by the women of Friesland in the Netherlands. The coastal town of Hindeloopen was particularly known for its use of chintz dress, including hats like this.

Physical description

Chintz fabric with floral design used as the lining for a straw hat. White ground, patterned in dull red and pink, violet, two blues, green and yellow. The yellow and green (overpainted) have almost disappeared, but the violet is well-preserved.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1725-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed


Height: 57 cm, Width: 78 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1976/1287.

Descriptive line

Hat-brim lining, cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, Coromandel Coast, India, ca. 1725-1750

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

Crill, Rosemary. Chintz : Indian textiles for the West London: V&A Publishing, 2008, Cat. No. 58, p. 30, illus. p. 106


Cotton (textile)


Painted; Resist dyeing

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


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South & South East Asia Collection

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