1955.0637.005 Quilt
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Quilt (Wholecloth quilted Palampore)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    Jouy-En-Josas, France, Europe

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    India, Asia

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Quilted, Woven (plain), Painted, Block printed, Mordant style

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Object Number


Object Name

Quilt (Wholecloth quilted Palampore)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Jouy-En-Josas, France, Europe

Origin Notes

This quilt is made using printed cotton made by in France in c. 1795.

Secondary Place of Origin

India, Asia

Secondary Origin Notes

The other side of the quilt is made from a palampore hand painted in India.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; on tag; "SEASON 3"


Tree of life




Quilted, Woven (plain), Painted, Block printed, Mordant style

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

103.5 (L) , 103 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

262.89 (L) , 261.62 (W)

Measurement Notes

Vertical Design Repeat (backing fabric, T297): 15 inches. Selvedge width: 34 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: Chapter 5
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104