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Palampore

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, with yellow over-painting; wadded and quilted, red silk lining

  • Museum number:

    IS.12-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This richly patterned quilt is decorated with a mixture of real and imaginary flowers, with carnations, irises, tulips and lotus pods recognisable by their shape if not their colouring. Small birds inhabit the central medallion, while butterflies are incorporated into the crowded field design. The flowering trees that make up the main design spring from vestigial mounds at the edges of the field.

Physical description

A rectangular chintz palampore with all-over floral design. Central circular medallion filled with flowers. 8 tear-drop-shaped elements point inwards from the sides and corners of the field. Floral meander border. Red silk lining.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1700-1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, with yellow over-painting; wadded and quilted, red silk lining

Dimensions

Height: 311 cm, Width: 236 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1976/1287.

Descriptive line

Quilted chintz palampore with floral design, probably made on the Coromandel Coast, South-east India, ca. 1700-1725

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

Crill, Rosemary. Chintz : Indian textiles for the West London: V&A Publishing, 2008, Cat. No. 42, p. 29, illus. p. 89.
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.

Production Note

Probably made on the Coromandel Coast, south-east India

Materials

Cotton (textile); Silk (textile)

Techniques

Painting; Resist dyeing; Quilted; Lining

Subjects depicted

Butterfiles; Floral scrolls; Birds

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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