Textile fragment - 934.4.64.B_1_doc20161006_IMG0524


Textile fragment

Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed
Geography: Coastal southeast India for the European market
Date: 1700-1733
18.5 x 16 cm
Object number: 934.4.64.B
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
Not on view

A vertical band with at least two alternating flower-sprays interspersed with smaller sprigs and flying insects. To the left there is a narrow border of formal flowers and leaves. The flower-spray is similar to those published in pattern-books in the late 17th and early 18th century, particularly the patterns by Ducerceau.

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