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. Rosemary Crill presents 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.
It’s free with RSVP, museum admission not included.
The lecture is on June 29 at 6 to 7 p.m.
The Royal Ontario Museum is at 100 Queen’s Park.
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