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.
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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