INDIA: Florals

Chintz is calico cloth printed with flowers and other devices in different colors. The word Calico is derived from the name of the Indian city Calicut (Kozhikkode in native Malayalam) to which it had a manufacturing association.
Chintz was originally a woodblock printed, painted or stained calico produced in India from 1600 to 1800 and popular for bed covers,quilts and draperies. Around 1600, Portuguese and Dutch traders were bringing examples of Indian chintz into Europe. These early fabrics were extremely expensive and rare. By 1680 more than a million pieces of chintz were being imported into England per year, and a similar quantity was going to France and Holland. With imported chintz becoming so popular with Europeans during the late 1600s, French and English mills grew concerned, as they could not make chintz. In 1686 the French declared a ban on all chintz imports. In 1720 England's Parliament enacted a law that forbade "the Use and Warings in Apparel of imported chintz, and also its use or Wear in or about any Bed, Chair, Cushion or other Household furniture".
(source Wikipedia) More about Chintz

All patterns taken from the book 'Indian Florals (V&A Pattern)' by Rosemary Crill
*not to be used for commercial purposes

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