Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Phoenix dactylifera - Date Palm
Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) in Spain.  Photo by Seweryn Olkowicz [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]
Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) from J.W. Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 4: t. 783, 1745
Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Palampore, c.1800
Common Names: Date Palm, Date, Common Date Palm-Tree

Description: Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) is a member of the  Palm family (Arecaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2  vol. 5 recorded that this native of Levant was cultured in Europe before 1597.
Quilts with the above Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) motif: 
  • None known at this time
Chintz Palampore with the above Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) motif: 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Tree of Life Palampore Probably Made in Genoa, Object Number IS.146-1950, c. 1800


©  Updated 4/22/2019     Author: Terry Terrell