English: A palampore is a type of hand-painted and mordant-dyed bed cover that was made in India for the export market during the eighteenth century and very early nineteenth century. Only the wealthiest classes could afford to buy palampore; therefore, the few examples that have survived are often quite valuable today. Palampore were primarily exported to Europe and to Dutch colonists in Indonesia and what was then called Ceylon.
Français : Un palempore (ou palampore) est une étoffe de coton teinte et peinte, de grande taille, fabriquée au en Inde, notamment sur la Côte de Coromandel, à destination des marchés occidentaux.