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WLA vanda Quilted bedcover Coromandel Coast for the Western market
 

 

 

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Description Quilted bed-cover

Cotton, resist- and mordant-dyed; quilted and stuffed with cotton
Coromandel Coast, South-east India, for the Western market
c.1725-50
Museum no. 465-1912

The small overall design of this chintz bed-cover is more reminiscent of dress material than large-scale designs with flowering trees, which were used as furnishings. The inner border is similar to those used on chintzes for the South-east Asian, especially Thai, market, and reminds us that the cotton-painters had to adapt their skills to produce many different types of design for different markets. This type of narrow border is frequently seen on bed-covers with floral patterns like this one.

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Date Photographed February 2009(2009-02)
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