About this artwork
Portuguese traders brought Indian painted fabrics to Europe in the early 1600s, where the Hindi name for them, chint, became chintz. This lively pattern combines scrolls and flowers with tiny scenes of animals and hunters. It is typical of the creative designs that captivated European consumers and may have been made for the Dutch market, where skirts made of such fabrics were popular as special occasion dress.
Currently Off View
- Panel of Chintz for a Skirt
- Made 1730–1750
- Cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed
- 363.9 × 113.7 cm (143 1/4 × 44 3/4 in.)
- Gift of the Hibbard Dutch Room