100% Cotton, 60” Wide.
Oberkampf 1738-1815 was a designer and manufacturer in France. His fabrics were later reproduced in the 19th century and it is from these that this fabric is based. Chintz was used to make women's gowns and jacket. The gown or jacket may have a matching petticoat but petticoats were usually not made of chintz unless the upper garment is also of the chintz. Men's Banyan were also made of chintz. Chintz was also used as bed covers and in the late 17th to early 18th century as wall hangings.
For example in The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1782, "Run Away . . . a Negroe Wench . . . of a yellow complexion, something like an Indian: Had on a light chintz gown" is cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls. Ivory linen thread 80/3 is a good match for hand sewing.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 31 January, 2011.