Chintz with black vines on a creamy ground were common because of the difficulty to print in green. The leaves are blue with red, light brown and purple flowers are all commonly seen in chintz fabrics from the second half of the 18th century. Reproduced from an original in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg chintz were often 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 Pennsylvania Gazette of 1777, "Run away . . . a servant woman . . . had on, and took with her, a light chintz gown" is cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Ivory linen thread is a good match for hand sewing.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 August, 2019.