Origins of Chintz

November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Chintz originated in India where it was wood block printed, stained or painted on calico fabric. It was imported by Protugese sailors to Europe in the 1600s. Style consious English women of the 1600s and 1700s re-imagined it and used it for clothing and home decor. It was extremely expensive and rare but over time found its way throughout Europe and America and has remained a perennial favorite since. Google chintz and see the Wikipedia difination- very interesing!

Chintz Brunschwig and FilsThe glazed chintz shown here is a Brunschwig and Fils archival pattern.

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