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2 - 20 Oct Situated in the heart of the APY lands, the dynamic centre of Tjungu Palya never ceases to amaze with consistency and style.

Palampores were a feature of the eighteenth-century chintz trade to Europe; prized as wall hangings and bed and table coverings. They typically show a central flower- and fruit-bearing serpentine tree emerging from a hillock. In addition to those produced for the Dutch and English markets, a class of smaller palampores was made expressly for the intra-Asian trade. This version was originally sourced to Sri Lanka, likely made for the European communities in Batavia and Colombo.

Palampore Date: first quarter of the century Culture: India (Coromandel Coast), for the Sri Lankan market Medium: Cotton (painted resist and mordant, dyed)