Textiles collection

Ceremonial Cloth

Circa 1450-1650

Made in Gujarat for the Indonesian market, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

3.60 x 1.02m (11’8” x 3’4”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Ceremonial Cloth, detail

Circa 1450-1650

Made in Gujarat for the Indonesian market, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

3.60 x 1.02m (11’8” x 3’4”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Uncut cloth with three different designs

17th century, Gujarat, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

4.32 x 0.80m (14’2” x 2’8”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Uncut cloth with three different designs, detail 1

17th century, Gujarat, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

4.32 x 0.80m (14’2” x 2’8”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Uncut cloth with three different designs, detail 2

17th century, Gujarat, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

4.32 x 0.80m (14’2” x 2’8”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Uncut cloth with three different designs, detail 3

17th century, Gujarat, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

4.32 x 0.80m (14’2” x 2’8”)

Block-printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Ceremonial Cloth

17th century

Made in Gujarat for the Indonesian market

2.80 x 1.02m (9’2” x 3’6”)

Block printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Ceremonial Cloth, detail

17th century

Made in Gujarat for the Indonesian market

2.80 x 1.02m (9’2” x 3’6”)

Block printed using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

‘Mata Hari’, Ceremonial Cloth

18th or 19th century, Coromandel Coast, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

2.70 x 2.04m (8’10’ x 6’8”)

Chintz, hand drawn centre with printed outer decoration using dyes and mordants on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2004-2010

‘Mata Hari’, Ceremonial Cloth, detail

18th or 19th century, Coromandel Coast, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

2.70 x 2.04m (8’10’ x 6’8”)

Chintz, hand drawn centre with printed outer decoration using dyes and mordants on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2004-2010

Chintz Fragment with Grotesques in an Imaginary Landscape

Late 17th-early 18th century

Coromandel Cost for the Japanese market, reportedly found in Japan

0.38 x 0.18m (1’3” x 0’7”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

 

Chintz Fragment with Grotesques in an Imaginary Landscape, detail

Late 17th-early 18th century

Coromandel Cost for the Japanese market, reportedly found in Japan

0.38 x 0.18m (1’3” x 0’7”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

 

‘The Herb Picker’ Ceremonial Cloth

Circa 17th Century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.55 x 1.09m (5’1” x 3’9”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013-2014

Published HALI 172, 2012, pp.78-81; Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, 2013, pp.215-216

‘The Herb Picker’ Ceremonial Cloth, detail

Circa 17th Century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.55 x 1.09m (5’1” x 3’9”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013-2014

Published HALI 172, 2012, pp.78-81; Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, 2013, pp.215-216

‘Fortune Teller’ Fragment

18th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

0.97 x 0.90m (3’2” x 3’0”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on the cotton cloth, unrestored

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Published in HALI 168, 2011, pp.80-89

‘Fortune Teller’ Fragment, detail

18th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

0.97 x 0.90m (3’2” x 3’0”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on the cotton cloth, unrestored

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Published in HALI 168, 2011, pp.80-89

‘Fortune Teller’ Fragment, detail

18th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

0.97 x 0.90m (3’2” x 3’0”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on the cotton cloth, unrestored

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Published in HALI 168, 2011, pp.80-89

Canopy

Late 18th-19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.30 x 1.18m (4’3” x 3’10”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth, unrestored

Canopy, detail

Late 18th-19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.30 x 1.18m (4’3” x 3’10”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth, unrestored

Palampore, Decorative Hanging

Circa 1700-25

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.86 x 1.11m (6’1” x 3’6”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum 2004-2010

Published by HALI 168, 2011, pp.80-89

Palampore, Decorative Hanging, detail

Circa 1700-25

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

1.86 x 1.11m (6’1” x 3’6”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum 2004-2010

Published by HALI 168, 2011, pp.80-89

Floral Patterned Sarong on a pale yellow-tan ground with wavy ‘Tumpal’ ends

First half of the 18th Century

Coromandel Coast, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

3.78 x 1.20m (12’5” x 3’1”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Floral Patterned Sarong on a pale yellow-tan ground with wavy ‘Tumpal’ ends, detail

First half of the 18th Century

Coromandel Coast, found in Sulawesi, Indonesia

3.78 x 1.20m (12’5” x 3’1”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004-2010

Chintz Somana Tuppotiya with slate-blue floral ‘Racemes’

Late 18th century- early 19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

3.53 x 1.04m (11’7” x 3’5”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Chintz Somana Tuppotiya with slate-blue floral ‘Racemes’, detail

Late 18th century- early 19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

3.53 x 1.04m (11’7” x 3’5”)

Chintz, hand drawn using dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Somana Tuppotiya with Tumpal ends and floral banded centre

19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

3.23 x 1.12m (10’7” x 3’8”)

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Somana Tuppotiya with Tumpal ends and floral banded centre, detail

19th century

Coromandel Coast, reportedly found in Sri Lanka

3.23 x 1.12m (10’7” x 3’8”)

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 1

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 1 detail

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 2

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 2 detail

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 3

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth

Three Children’s Costumes, costume 3 detail

18th century

Coromandel Coast, constructed later.

  1. Red-ground chintz, cotton bib with initials and lace work
  2. Red-ground chintz
  3. White-ground chintz

Chintz, hand drawn dyes, mordants and resists on cotton cloth