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Panel of Chintz for a Skirt

A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.

Date:

1730-50

Artist:

India, possibly for the Dutch market

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.

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Title

Panel of Chintz for a Skirt

Origin

India

Date

Made 1730–1750

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed

Dimensions

363.9 × 113.7 cm (143 1/4 × 44 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Hibbard Dutch Room

Reference Number

1922.5569

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