Dutch Heritage

Dutch Heritage
A collection of stunning 17th and 18th century reproduction Dutch chintz fabrics by Petra Prins & Nel Kooiman.  When in the 17th and 18th centuries the VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) sailed along the Cape to India they found beautiful hand painted and hand printed cotton fabric.  These fabrics were of a superior quality with colourful plant and flower patterns.  On the way back, amongst other merchandise, they brought these beautiful fabrics, called chintz, home and it was not long before these chintz became very popular.  To this day you can still find the fabrics in the Dutch traditional clothing.