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Panel of Chintz for a Skirt

A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed.
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India, possibly for the Dutch market

About this artwork

Portuguese traders brought Indian painted fabrics to Europe in the early 1600s, where the Hindi name for them, chint, became chintz. This lively pattern combines scrolls and flowers with tiny scenes of animals and hunters. It is typical of the creative designs that captivated European consumers and may have been made for the Dutch market, where skirts made of such fabrics were popular as special occasion dress.


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Panel of Chintz for a Skirt


India (Object made in)


Made 1730–1750


Cotton, plain weave; hand painted and dyed


363.9 × 113.7 cm (143 1/4 × 44 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Van Ry and Ter Gast for the Hibbard Dutch Room

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