Chintz, cotton in bloom at Fashion and Textile Museum

Chintz, cotton in bloom

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom is a collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of kilometers.

The complicated technical craftsmanship required to fix bright dyes to cotton, devised across centuries and using complex chemical formulae, meant that for many years chintz was a closely guarded secret, or preserve of the elite. However, by the 18th century chintz had become more widely accessible. The lightweight, washable, gaily coloured and boldly patterned cottons eventually became a sensation throughout England and across Europe. These developments resulted in the intricate, colourful flowers of chintz fabric being cherished and preserved by generations.

Four contemporary artworks by Textiel Factorij

The exhibition as mentioned above has been exhibited at the Fries Museum in 2017. Now it is going to the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) in London. The FTM has selected four contemporary artworks and designs and a short documentary, commissioned by TF, to be exhibited in London. Artworks and designs by Eline Groeneweg/Kirit Chitara, Gerard Jasperse, Linda Valkeman and Simone Post and the short film by Jenne Sipman will be showcased from 18 May – 21 September 2021. 

Artwork by Eline Groeneweg and Kirit Chitara

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