Fragment of lining of a woman's straw hat - 934.4.53.A_1_doc20151008_IMG3253


Fragment of lining of a woman's straw hat

Maker: In the style of Daniel Marot (French designer, engraver, and architect, 1661-1752, active in the Netherlands and England)
Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted mordants and resist
Geography: Coastal southeast India for the Dutch market; used in Friesland
Date: 1750-1780
93 x 63 cm
Object number: 934.4.53.A
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
On view
Gallery Location:The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume

The desire for Indian chintz was shared by rising middle classes. Women in the Friesland province of the Netherlands adopted painted Indian chintz for formal dress, fashioning it into jackets and linings for straw hats. In creating this hat lining, Indian artisans may have been inspired by designs from European woven silks of the early 1700s — designs today known as "bizarre silks"— or by the published drawings of the French-born architect and engraver Daniel Marot. Today, Frieslanders may still wear chintz for special occasions.


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