- 49cm x 69cm
- Digitally-printed in fine detail
- Made in the UK
- 100% premium cotton
- Hanging loop top left-hand corner
- Machine washable
- Dispatched within 3-5 working days
+£3.50 shipping to the UK.
Inspired by The Singh Twins’ artwork Chintz: Sugar and Spice, Not So Nice (Slaves of Fashion series) 2018.
We think of chintz as typically English, but this floral-patterned fabric was first made in India and had a lasting influence on British design up to the present day.
This artwork depicts Queen Catherine of Braganza wearing a chintz gown. She came to England from Portugal in 1662 to marry King Charles II. Her dowry included the city of Bombay, increasing English control over Indian trade goods. Chintz, as well as tea, coffee and sugar (seen on the table) were status symbols of a luxury lifestyle – all ultimately paid for by the enslaved labour which produced these commodities.