Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding 
Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile, 1830-1840.
Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) from Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 1, plate 89, 1737
Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) photo by Tubifex, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names:  Love-Lies-Bleeding, Love Lies Bleeding, Pendant Amaranth, Pendulous Amaranth, Tree Amaranth, Tassel Flower, Velvet Flower, Foxtail Amaranth, Quilete
Description:  Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) is a member of the Amaranth Family (Amaranthaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 5, p. 277  listed this native of the East Indies as having first been cultured in Europe in 1596.  

Quilts with this Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) motif: 
  • None known at this time

 Chintz with this Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) motif: 
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile, Object Numbers 1958.0038.001, 1958.0038.002, 1958.0038.003, 1830-1840

©  Updated 10/24/2021     Author: Terry Terrell