Multicoloured, hand-printed and hand-painted cotton, the so-called chintz fabrics produced in Indian and imported into Europe saw such enormous success in the latter 17th and early 18th centuries that the local silk, wool, and linen manufacturers mounted official protests. This led to the prohibition of their import and use in France, England, and elsewhere. The northern Low Countries did not impose such an embargo, with the result that chintzes retained a more prominent presence in people's wardrobes.


  • Title: Chintz Jacket and Skirt
  • Date Created: 1750/1800
  • Provenance: Jacoba de Jonge
  • Type: Jacket in Indian Chintz and Skirt in Wool Damask
  • Photographer: Hugo Maertens for Momu
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: Chintz and Wool Damask

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