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Panel of Chintz for a Woman's Skirt

A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.
  • Simple silver pocket watch with a chain and key. Plain white dial has cursive arabic numbers for hours and hands with heart-shaped tips.




Made in India possibly for the Dutch or Latin American market

About this artwork

Starting in the early 1600s Portuguese traders brought Indian hand-dyed fabrics to Europe, where the Hindi name for them, chint, became chintz. During this same period, Spanish conquests in the Western Hemisphere led to direct trade between Asia and the Americas. This lively patterned chintz displays scrolls and flowers typical of a European design vocabulary as well as tiny scenes of animals and hunters. It exemplifies the creative designs that captivated global consumers and may have been made for the Dutch market, although it could equally have been worn by a woman in New Spain in the 1700s.


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Panel of Chintz for a Woman's Skirt


India (Object made in)

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Made 1730–1750


Cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed


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

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Gift of Van Ry and Ter Gast for the Hibbard Dutch Room

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