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Caraco made of mustard yellow chintz with blue checked linen lining, combined with a silk satin ruby red matelassé skirt, circa Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Robe à la française, ca. 1770-1780 Mint Museum

fripperiesandfobs: “ Robe a la francaise, From the Mint Museum ” -Love the color of this century gown.

1715-1793, Rococo Green silk dress with Train, ca. 1740

1715-1793, Rococo Green silk dress with Train, ca. 1740

Chintz were textiles in the family of calicos.  The word calico comes from the city, Kōlikkōdu, in India.  Flowers and other ornamental designs, derived from historical Islamic art, were hallmarks of early chint fabric prints seen in 19th century Western wardrobes.  #textiles #shawl #historic

A late century Indian chintz jacket and shawl, paired with a European skirt in glazed printed cotton Jacoba de Jonge Collection in MoMu, Antwerp

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