Palampore (textile panel) - ROM2009_10551_14


Palampore (textile panel)

Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed, overpainted
Geography: Coastal southeast India, for the Dutch market
Date: c. 1763-1765
328.8 x 214 cm
Object number: 934.4.4
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionThis elaborate floral textile was produced in India specifically for the European market to be used in interior design as bed curtains or a wall hanging. The intricate detail on the flower blossoms was produced through delicate hand painting and mordant and resist dyes. The flowering tree is a common motif combining Persian, European, Indian and Chinese visual tradition based on the tree of life. Such textiles constitute one of the most articulate expressions of hybrid design in the early modern period. A stamp on the back bears the letters "VOC" (monogram of the Dutch East India Company) and the date "1764."
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