Rosemary Crill

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A Revolution in the Bedroom: How Indian dyed cottons transformed Europe's interiors in the 17th and 18th centuries

Brightly coloured, washable Indian cotton fabrics revolutionized the décor of bedrooms and living‐rooms of western households as soon as they were introduced in the 17th century. Join Rosemary Crill for a fascinating look at how the hybrid designs of these chintz fabrics, with their exotic flowers and trees, fed into the 18th‐century craze for Chinoiserie, and how they became a staple element of western design vocabulary.

Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes