Palampore border fragment - 934.4.31_1_doc20181011_IMG1824


Palampore border fragment

Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed
Geography: Made in India for the European market
Date: 1700-1733
335 x 44 cm
Object number: 934.4.31
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
Not on view

A border design of plants growing on small rockeries, some with narrow pointed leaves resembling irises. They extend the entire length of the border without turning at either end. The guard borders have a stylised arrangement of flowers and scroll foliage on a red ground. What remains of the centre is filled with small flowers and foliage in reserves. There is a selvage down the left side. The design is reminiscent of iris sprays growing from chinoiserie rockeries in Persian silks of the seventeenth century. The application of mordants has been careless except on the outlines which are drawn with some skill.

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