T1982-163 Revisited

TEXTILES | Textielfactorij 

Fashion & Textile Museum "Chinz: Cotton in Bloom" 
18 May - 12 September 2021 | London (UK) 

Fries Museum "Sits katoen in bloei" 
11 March - 10 September 2017 | Leeuwarden (NL) 


T1982-163 Revisited comprises two pieces. In the first our visual research is manifested as an animation. In the second (shown above) we created a new work in collaboration with Kirit Chitara, who uses a traditional hand-painting technique (mata-ni-pachedi).

T1982 -163 Revisited analyses two important works from the Fries Museum’s chintz collection: T1982 –163 and the Japonse Rok. The pieces, created in the 18th century, feature highly detailed motifs of pine branches and Prunus blossom which are packed with colour and patterns ranging from tiny dots and flowers to graphic lines. 

In our examination of the works, we discover their origins and reveal their complexity and richness. We also ask whether the patterns, which were inspired by Japanese motifs and designed for the Dutch market, contain additional Indian influences. T1982-163 Revisited asks what may be discovered by revisiting a 300-year-old piece of chintz.

2017 | Eline Groeneweg in collaboration with Kirit Chitara 
for the Textielfactorij | Fries Museum
painted by: Kirit Chitara and 
Usha Chitara
material: cotton
technique: hand-painted 
dimensions: approx 65 x 145 cm
design consultant: Hitesh Rawat

copy editor (English): Matthew Singh Toor
photography: Ruben van Vliet
commissioned by: Textielfactorij