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Length of cotton

Date:
first quarter 18th century
Culture:
Indian, Coromandel Coast, for export market
Medium:
Cotton, painted resist and mordant, dyed
Dimensions:
Overall: 153 x 46 in. (388.6 x 116.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and Dyed
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, and Gerald G. Stiebel and Werwaiss Family Charitable Trust Gifts, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.166
Not on view
Eighteenth-century European silk designs spawned imitations and interpretations in India and China. Indian textile makers created chintzes for the Western European market with precisely drawn patterns based on European silk designs. This one, based on European "bizarre" silks, is more loosely drawn. It may have been intended for either the Southeast Asian or the Dutch Indonesian market. However, chintzes imitating European silks in a loosely drawn style did make their way to Europe, where they were made into both secular garments and religious vestments.
Thomas Paul Maslin ; [ Thomas Murray , 2005; sold to MMA ]
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