Cambay (Banyan), anonymous, c. 1710 - c. 1730

Cambay (Banyan), anonymous, c. 1710 - c. 1730

painted cotton (chintz), wool, silk, l 134.0cm More details

This Cambay – a housecoat and matching waistcoat – was made in the Netherlands using cotton cloth from India. The robe’s fabric has a blue zigzag pattern derived from European woven silks of the 1720s. European silk with Asian motifs was called ‘bizarre’, and these patterns, in turn, were used in the production of cotton chintz in India.

On display in room 0.9

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