An extraordinarily impressive Indian chintz Palampore. This textile was made in. S Coromandel Coast in the late 17th or early 18th century, intended for export to. This chintz hanging is mordant-dyed and resist-dyed. Constructed from two panels joined down the center.
The field is ivory with central circular medallion of concentric circles with floral sprays. Vases present a tree of meandering floral branches. This hanging has a thin indo X-motif inner border, framed with a wide border around the edges.
It is constructed using two individually painted panels seamed in the middle. The bottom of this palampore has a strip of 18th century printed cotton applied at a later date. The textile is backed in places (please see photographs). The boteh palmettes relate to others found on hangings from the late 1600's and very early 1700's. An extremely rare and beautiful example of Indian chintz.This textile is being held off-site so please anticipate some delay if questions involve specific information regarding the textile, thank you. For further reading: Chintz, Indian Textiles for the West , Rosemary Crill. The Global Trade, edited by Rosemary Crill. Trade Goods, Alice Baldwin Beer.
MEASUREMENTS: 81.5 inches wide by 113 inches long (210 centimeters wide 290 centimeters long). Condition: This palampore is generally in good condition for its age, however is not without signs of time and use inherent with these pieces. This palampore has tears in places with one large tear on the top, right facing side edge (please see photograph). There is backpatching (please see photographs) This textile is ideal for restoration, which is taken into account in the price.
The item "Indian Palampore chintz hanging textile Antique 1720 Coromandel Coast 17th 18th" is in sale since Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton".
The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.