Chintz: Indian textiles for the West
V & A Pub., Feb 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 143 pages
Over the past hundred years, “chintz” has come to mean any floral printed furnishing fabric, usually made of cotton, and often glazed. Its origins as a hand-drawn and dyed fabric from India are often forgotten, but it is with these rare earlier chintzes that this book is concerned. This stunning album explores in detail the background and development of this beautiful technique and looks at the use of chintz in Europe from the early seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, first as bed curtains and wall hangings and later for popular men’s and women’s fashions. The Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection, published for the first time in glorious color and including close-up details, will interest interior designers, textile students, and those involved in fashion.
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17th or early alum mordant areas of painted Ashburnham House banyan bed-hangings Britain British centre chay root chintz designs chintz dress chintz textiles circumference cm The design cm V&A coat of arms colour corners Coromandel Coast cotton painting decorated dress fabric detail dress or furnishing Dutch market Dutch Republic dyed and resist-dyed early 18th century East India Company eighteenth century European field floral Fragment of dress Friesland furnishing fabric G.P. Baker garments Given by G.P. Golconda court hand-drawn Hanging or bed-cover Height Indian chintz Indian cotton INDIAN TEXTILES Irwin and Brett Jean Berain kalamkari late 17th Levens Hall linen London Madame de Pompadour Masulipatam mordant dyed mordant-dyed and resist mordant-dyed and resist-dyed motifs myrabolan painted indigo Painting and Printing pattern Petticoat pieces printed cotton Pulicat quilt red grounds resist dyed seventeenth century silk South-East Asia Sri Lanka wall-hangings weavers western market width Woman's jacket woven yellow over-painting