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Cotton Prints and Chintz

18th Century Cotton Prints and Chintz

Chintz (from the Hindi word chint, meaning to sprinkle or spray) were made using a multi-step process involving painting, resist dyeing, and mordant dyeing. A final finish was applied by burnishing with shells or beaten with a mallet to give them a shiny surface.

Both in America and Europe but especially in Britain and the Netherlands chintz fabric from India soon became the craze from gentry to servants after their first introduction in the 17th century. The glazed and printed cotton was a favorite long into the 19th century until the cheaper machine made copies replaced the hand painted cloth from India. In the 17th century it was used at first for bed hangings and bedcovers of the gentry then when worn out reused for clothing the children of the lower sorts. But the bright colors of the beautiful prints were soon being used for linings and later into women's jackets, skirts, and gowns and men's banyans and enjoyed by all economic classes. Much of what is written here is summarized from the book Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West by Rosemary Crill.

Reproducing the print and drape of late 18th century fabrics, these preshrunk cottons will only produce 2-3% shrinkage with washing.




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Kaprifol

Kaprifol

100% cotton block print, 59" wide This true block print is a typical rococo design copied from a mid 18th century original used as a lining in a...
$39.95

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Red and Blue Lingon

Red and Blue Lingon

100% cotton block print, 59" wide Sample print on paper nr. 1119, Anders Berch collection Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. The sample print is dated 1739...
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Red Vallmo

Red Vallmo

100% cotton screen print, 59" wide Sample print on paper nr. 1104, Anders Berch collection Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. The sample print is dated...
$35.95

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Blue Chintz with Vines

Blue Chintz with Vines

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this chintz could be used to make women's gowns or jackets. The...
$13.00

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Blue Ground Chintz with Vines

Blue Ground Chintz with Vines

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this chintz has a very light blue could be used to make women's...
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Blue Sprigs Chintz

Blue Sprigs Chintz

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this chintz could be used to make women's gowns or jackets. The...
$13.00

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Blue Striped Callico

Blue Striped Callico

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this blue print on a cream ground could be used to make women's...
$13.00

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Brown Striped Callico

Brown Striped Callico

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this brown print on a cream ground could be used to make women's...
$13.00

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Red Blue and Brown Chintz with Vines

Red Blue and Brown Chintz with Vines

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this chintz could be used to make women's gowns or jackets. The...
$13.00

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Red Ground with Sprigs Chintz

Red Ground with Sprigs Chintz

100% cotton chintz, 45" wide Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this chintz could be used to make women's gowns or jackets. The...
$13.00

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