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Title
Hand painted Indian cotton fabric
A chintz panel
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Work Type
Textile Industry
Date
1700-1800
Location
India
Material
cotton (textile)
ink
Measurements
76 cm x 188 cm,
Description
Hand painted cotton fabric sample known as a palampore, made in India around 1700-1800, for export to Europe.
Skilled Indian makers created this cotton cloth by hand. The cloth is known as a palampore, from the Hindi term for bed cover. Traders brought the cloth from India for sale in Britain. Prized for its quality and beauty, in Britain it was fashionable to make curtains and bedspreads out of cloth like this. The craze for cotton reached a peak in the early 18th century. Cotton cloth was lighter, brighter and could be washed and dried more easily than the heavy, woollen fabrics people in Britain were used to.
Repository
Science and Industry Museum, Textiles Gallery
Accession Number
ID Number
co8412601
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
File Properties
File Name
large_Y2002_0023_0002__0002_.jpg
SSID
26460717

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