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Palampore

Palampore

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and dyed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:

    IS.118-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The design of this chintz hanging is based on a print by J.B.H. Bonnart (d. 1726) illustrating an episode from Don Quixote, with Don Quixote bidding farewell to Sancho Panza, who is seated on a donkey in the middle of the scene. A leafy tree in the original print has been transformed into the exotic flowering tree typical of export chintzes of the period.

Physical description

Large rectangular hanging (palampore) of painted and dyed cotton chintz with a field design incorporating elements taken from Bonnart's engraving of a scene from 'Don Quixote'. A large flowering tree fills the upper half of the field, with a group of western figures and architecture in the lower half. The wide border has a design of floral bouquets. Narrow blue band around the outer edges.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)

Date

ca. 1740 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted and dyed cotton chintz

Dimensions

Height: 281.8 cm, Width: 261.5 cm, Height: 111 in, Width: 103 in

Object history note

Given by G.P.Baker

Descriptive line

Palampore or hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, ca. 1740

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

p. 96, cat. no. 72, pl. 71
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.
Plate 17, p. 52
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.

Subjects depicted

Figures; Architecture; Tree

Categories

Textiles; Wall coverings; Interiors

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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