Palampore (textile panel) - ROM2016_15435_6


Palampore (textile panel)

Medium:Chintz: cotton tabby, painted, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed
Geography: Coastal southeast India for the Western market
Date: 1750-1799
294.6 x 208.1 cm
Object number: 934.4.12
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
Not on view

A serpentine tree, with partly exposed roots, and a heavy tapering trunk. Its slender branches have large flowers resembling peonies and chrysanthemums. Birds, butterflies, squirrels, and insects are interspersed among the branches. The trunk is decorated with elliptical motifs. The mound is peopled with birds, rabbits, and deer and trailed by a plant which grows from a cornucopia-like root. A United East India Company stamp is visible on the back, near the lower right corner, and near it there is an undecipherable seal mark.

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