Quilt with palampore centre and added border - ROM2018_16239_2


Quilt with palampore centre and added border

Maker: Oberkampf (border)
Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed; woodblock-printed border; quilted
Geography: Coastal southeast India for the Western market (palampore); Jouy-en-Josas, France (border)
Date: c. 1750-1799
318 x 288 cm
Object number: 972.260
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William B. Harris
Not on view

This quilted palampore from the second half of the 18th century poignantly illustrates the encroachment of European printed cottons on the Indian originals: the central section with flowering tree is made of painted Indian chintz, while the separate, added floral border is made of French block-printed cotton.

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