… came from India, which was under British rule in the 1770’s, India had special dye processes for multiple colors printed on one sided cotton. Reproduction cotton chintz fabrics are available today for interpretive purposes.
(Image: Trade with Indian made possible the import of beautiful florals printed on cotton and silk available to the Colonists. These designs are now notable of the era. Patterns became more delicate and detailed as printing processes & fabrics improved. Featured are real chintz India dyed fabrics from 1745-1765 now in museums.)