Invention of Chintz
History of Chintz
It is basically a form of calico textiles, discovered in India, in the form of a more glazy and shiny set, that became widely popular among the masses alongside the growing popularity of the calico textiles. During the initial stages, Chintz was all about woodblock prints, which later acquired more varieties of floral prints and designs.
Many Portuguese and Dutch traders developed a keen interest in the textile and started importing them from India, bringing them to Europe, where it became famous in no time. In the 1600s more than million pieces of the Chintz textiles began being imported to Europe from India, and these were quite expensive due to its rarity.
The growing popularity of the textile overseas also led to it being outlawed once, due to the government’s thought about how to cope up with the growing demands of the textile when they had no means or strategies to make it. However, due to many loopholes in the ban and the legal systems, Chintz continued to be a part of many foreign lifestyles.
As of today, it is more commonly and popularly known for Chintz potteries as well as wallpapers and floral designs, both nationally and internationally.