June 29: How Indian dyed cottons transformed Europe’s interiors

Presentation on A Revolution in the Bedroom at the ROM

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.

Find out more online by email or by phone at 416-586-5797.


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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Posted: Jun 15 2018 10:50 am
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