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Chintz Fragment (India), 18th century

This is a Chintz fragment. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is cotton and its technique is mordant painted and dyed plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

At the turn of the 18th century, France was part of a growing global economy, with material goods supplied by commercial trade networks. French interest in Indian chintz skyrocketed, alongside the trend for Asian-style ceramics. The color-fastness of dyes used on Indian chintz was one of the material’s most desirable properties, just as the high-firing colors of Moustiers faience were valued for their strength and resistance to fading.

This object was donated by Josephine Howell and catalogued by Gillian Moss. It is credited Gift of Josephine Howell.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 47.3 × 45.5 cm (18 5/8 × 17 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Chintz Fragment (India), 18th century; cotton; H x W x D: 47.3 × 45.5 cm (18 5/8 × 17 15/16 in.); Gift of Josephine Howell; 1973-51-39

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