100% cotton chintz, 45" wide
Inspired by the popular Hamilton Broadway hit musical, this print is made by printing a material that resists dye to the fabric, dumping the whole piece could be used to make women's gowns or jackets. The gown or jacket may have a matching petticoat of the same fabric but petticoats were usually not made of printed fabrics unless the upper garment is also of the print. Men's banyans were also made of chintz. For example in The Royal Gazette published in New York in 1781, "Run away . . . a Mulatto Girl . . . had on when she went away a short red callico bed gown" is cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Scarlet linen thread is a good match for hand sewing.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 January, 2017.