Chintz - a revolutionary fabric

Chintz -  a revolutionary fabric

Have you visited the permanent exhibition 'Les Indiennes' or 'Chintz. How a fabric conquered the world.' at the Château de Prangins - Swiss National Museum?
This sumptuous printed cotton took the world by storm from the mid 17th to mid 19th centuries. Discover the history of its production, the secrets and the savoir - faire necessary to transform the raw materials into dazzling printed patterns which adorned interiors as well as revolutionising clothes ware for all levels of society. Learn how Switzerland became a major player in the creation and sale of this new global fashion item and contemplate the darker side of colonialism connected with the trade of these luxurious cotton bales worldwide. I'm very pleased to be your museum guide for this public visit!

Date: Sunday 23 January 2022

Time: 3 - 4pm

Place: Château de Prangins
Av. Général Guiguer 3
1197 Prangins

Reservation necessary: Sign up direct via the Château de Prangins website:

Price: CHF 10.-

Image Source:
1280px-_Les_Travaux_de_la_Manufacture__MET_DP266919. CC File donated by the Metropolitain Museum of Art New York.