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Two printed cotton hangings (palampores) adapted as quilts, South East India, Coromandel Coast, for the European market, circa 1800
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Two printed cotton hangings (palampores) adapted as quilts, South East India, Coromandel Coast, for the European market, circa 1800
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Two printed cotton hangings (palampores) adapted as quilts, South East India, Coromandel Coast, for the European market, circa 1800
both dyed and printed cotton, stitched as a quilts, the larger with four coat-of-arm crests in its centre, each featuring a lion and sun with a crown above, with a stylised foliate border and edges adapted for a bed, also with crests and bouquets, the smaller of rectangular form with en-suite design, same coat-of-arms, and two suspension hooks
Quantity: 2
225 by 194cm; 104 by 134.45cm.
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Provenance

Adhemar family coat of arms.

Catalogue Note

The term palampore, which is derived from the Persian and Hindi words for bedcover or palangposh, would usually only consist of a single chintz panel. In the present examples, one textile was converted into a quilt for the bed and the other most probably as a head-frame. The European family whose crest features throughout would have needed the extra padding to keep warm in a colder climate. This bears witness to the tremendous influence of such textiles on households and the subsequent production of textiles in Europe.

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