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Hat-Brim Lining

ca. 1725-1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed
Brief Description
Hat-brim lining, cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, Coromandel Coast, India, ca. 1725-1750
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 57cm
  • Width: 78cm
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1976/1287.
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Crill, Rosemary. Chintz : Indian textiles for the West London: V&A Publishing, 2008, Cat. No. 58, p. 30, illus. p. 106
Collection
Accession Number
IS.23-1976

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record createdJanuary 16, 2003
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