Cloth that Changed the World: the Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz
- The story of India’s exuberantly colored textiles that made their mark on design, technology, and trade around the world.
- Chintz, a type of multicolored printed or painted cotton cloth, originated in India yet exerted influence far beyond its home shores: it became a driving force of the spice trade in the East Indies, and it attracted European merchants, who by the 17th century were importing millions of pieces.
- In the 18th century, Indian chintz became so coveted globally that Europeans attempted to imitate its uniquely vibrant dyes and design―a quest that eventually sparked the mechanical and business innovations that ushered in the Industrial Revolution, with its far-reaching societal impacts.
- 23 x 3 x 31cm. 312 pages.