"The textiles from which the plates in this volume were made are in Japanese collections which were gathered, for the most part ... during the Edo Period (1603-1868)"--Page 7.
Birth of the Indian textile trade -- Impact of chintz on Japan -- Traditional pattern and style in Indian chintz -- Cotton fabric and cotton printing -- Plates: Traditional chintzes of India. Batik, the printed cotton of Java. Siamese chintzes. Chintz under the influence of European world commerce. Trade textiles in Japan.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186).
Story examples of 17th to 19th century chintzes brought to japan from India, Java, Spain, Europe and China and their influence on Japanese design.