Counterpane or palampore

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  • India, Coromandel Coast
  • ca. 1760
  • Cotton, mordant-printed and dyed
  • 1964-437

This bed cover or "palampore" was made in India for export to the west. A stamp in the corner reads "VEIC" for the United East India Company that imported items such as this to western customers. Printed chintzes such as this were highly prized and expensive because of their beauty and washability.

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