Palampore | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This type of dyed cloth, known as a palampore (from palangposh, the Hindi term for bedcover), was made in abundance in India for foreign markets in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their decoration, often with a central tree laden with fruits and birds, combined patterns from English embroideries, Chinese decorative objects, and Indian textiles
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Bedcover | Indian, Gujarat for British market | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
During the 16th and 17th centuries, Gujarat, India, supplied embroideries of the highest quality to the Mughal court. As European traders began to arrive in India, production from adjusted to satisfy the tastes of markets abroad, particularly in Portugal and England. To create wares that would be popular overseas, embroiderers worked from existing European textiles. The combination of a spiraling vine pattern and playful animals has its source in English embroideries.
KUTCH WORK – THE HIGHLY STRUCTURED HANDICRAFT METHOD (GUJARAT - INDIA)
Ahir Embroider - kutch Meaning: ‘Kutch Work’ is one of the trendy embroidering methods that prevail in the Indian State of Gujarat. As the...
Traditional Indian handmade embroidered fabric
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Peabody Essex buys Dutch Chintz collection – HALI
The historic Massachusetts seaport of Salem is perhaps best known for the Witch Trials of 1692, brought to life in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play The Crucible. However, these days the city is also home to the Peabody Essex Museum, which holds a world-renowned Asian export art collection offering particular insight into 18th-century textile design, production... Read more »
New Decorative Indian Handmade Floral Fruit Kantha Quilt, Kantha Bedspread, Kantha Blanket, BedCover, Pure Cotton Kantha Throw Multiple Size
This Kantha Has a Beautiful Texture of fabric, Nice and Smooth Touch Perfect Match for Your Bed Size : 108x90 Queen Size Material : 100% Cotton Type : Kantha Quilt This Kantha is made with just two layers of cotton which has been quilted together with little stitches known as kantha ** Kindly note there is no batting / stuffing in the middle ** Super soft and lightweight making it a perfect spread for any bed. Works great as a throw over your sofa also :) This kantha…
Block-printed textile fragment, Indian (cotton)
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Painted Palampores and the Textile Trade | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
I felt an immediate connection with the palampore in Cooper-Hewitt’s collection. My mother is a textile designer who works mainly with botanical imagery, so the yard in my childhood home was always filled with plants to serve as her inspiration. Looking at this hanging reminds me of looking through the kitchen window of my childhood...