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Part of a hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)
    South-east India (made)

  • Date:

    first half 18th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.78-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of hand-drawn mordant-dyed and indigo-painted cotton (chintz) hanging, for the European market. With a vermicelli patterned tree stemming from a large pedestal vase, and a symmetrical arrangement of flowering branches, floral sprays and garlands, and birds and insects. Lotus plants at base. Worked in a range of shades of red, blue and purple. Parts of the design were probably green, though the yellow has faded.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)
South-east India (made)

Date

first half 18th century (made)

Marks and inscriptions

East India Company stamp on IS.125-1950

Descriptive line

Part of a chintz hanging with a flowering tree in an urn, South-east India for the European market, first half of the 18th century; Textiles

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Mordant-dyed

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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