India Garden Chintz


45″ wide


Chintz features a floral design in a rainbow of colors, including blue, green, lavender, red, coral, yellow, orange & gold on a light cream background is from the second half of the 18th century. Reproduced from a original gown petticoat dated 1760-1790 in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg. Chintz were often used to make women’s 1770s-1800 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 Pennsylvania Gazette of 1777, “Run away . . .  a servant woman . . .  had on, and took with her, a light chintz gown” is cited in Wives, Slaves, & Servant Girls. Off white 60/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing this fabric.

19 in stock

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