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chintz

(chĭnts) [probably Hindustani,=variegated], originally a painted or stained calico from India. Esteemed for its bright colors and designs, it was used in Europe for bedcovers and draperies. Reproductions of Indian designs and also original patterns were soon produced. Especially noted was toile de Jouy, manufactured from 1700 to 1843 at Jouy, near Paris. Both flower motifs and characteristic pictorial scenes are prized by collectors and imitated in modern prints. Modern chintz is usually made up of bright prints on a light background.

Chintz

 

a uniformly dyed or printed lightweight cotton fabric produced by subjecting raw calico to a special finishing process. Owing to its broad range of patterns, colors, and finishes (soft, stiff, mat, shiny, embossed), chintz is widely used for making lightweight women’s and children’s clothing, men’s shirts, bed linen, and curtains.

chintz

[chins]
(textiles)
A glazed cotton fabric often printed with figures, birds, and florals.

chintz

1. a printed, patterned cotton fabric, with glazed finish
2. a painted or stained Indian calico
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Brett, Origins of Chintz introduced, for the first time in 1970, the important collections of chintzes jointly drawn from the V&A, London and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
It is a surprising and ironic reality that the famous chintzes represented in the catalogue are from a period when the embargo was officially in force.
Among the many important examples of the V&A's chintzes illustrated and described here are hangings that feature the iconic flowering trees growing from rocky mounds inhabited by pheasants, squirrels, bears, deer, monkeys, rabbits, butterflies, and birds.
Colefax & Fowler focused on its signature chintzes inspired by 18th and 19th century documents, and showed striped silks and weaves based on 14th and 16th century Italian documents.
From 1838 to 1841 the earl ordered several colourful chintzes from Miles & Edwards, some of which were probably used at Wrest Park (Figs.
Bannister Hall was rite leading printworks for wood-block 'furniture' chintzes in the 19th century and set the fashion for other factories.