August 15th, 2012
The term Toile de Jouy is used, I was told by a textile dealer at Clignancourt, to describe all toiles of this type regardless of the location of the factory production– like Nantes–as in toile de Nantes. From Paris, I took the train to Jouy-en-Josas where the Oberkampf factory was set up in the 1750’s to print their cotton fabrics. When I arrived, it was just me at the Museum of Toile de Jouy and when I left there were a couple of ladies. The museum has a wonderful archive of toile de jouy– a few you can see below.