A mid-18th-century palampore created for the European market. While such designs may well have originated in England and then sent to India as a template, Ms. Smith notes, the Indians made them all their own.
Detail: late-17th-century painted mordant-dyed and painted cotton Coromandel Coast palampore made for the Indonesian market. Collection of Thomas Murray, California. Published in John Guy’s book, Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East.