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Cap

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (The chintz fabric was produced in the Coromandel Coast, made)
    Netherlands (The caps were made up in the Netherlands, made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, mordant and resist-dyed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the support of the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    IS.71-2016

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 6B

In some regions of the Netherlands, Indian chintz was so popular that it became a vital element of local dress. In these areas chintz was recycled many times over. The smallest pieces were saved and sewn together to make children’s clothes, hats and tiny baby mittens. This woman's cap was made from leftover scraps of fabric, expertly pieced together.

Physical description

Cap of mordant and resist-dyed cotton (chintz). Patched from smaller fragments

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (The chintz fabric was produced in the Coromandel Coast, made)
Netherlands (The caps were made up in the Netherlands, made)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, mordant and resist-dyed

Descriptive line

Woman's cap, pieced from fragments of mordant and resist-dyed cotton (chintz), Coromandel Coast for the Dutch market, c.1720-1760; Textiles; Women's Clothes; Accessories

Labels and date

YOUNG WOMEN’S CAPS
Cotton, mordant- and resist-dyed
Coromandel Coast for the Dutch market
c. 1720-60

In some regions of the Netherlands, Indian chintz was so popular that it became a vital element of local dress. In these areas chintz was recycled many times over. The smallest pieces were saved and sewn together to make children’s clothes, hats and tiny baby mittens. These three women’s caps were made from leftover scraps of fabric, expertly pieced together. [01/08/2017]

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Mordant dyed; Resist dyed

Categories

Textiles; Women's clothes; Accessories

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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