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Toile de Jouy Pillows

This is a new group of pillows that I just completed. 2 are 19 x 19 and 1 is 19 x 8.  The back is a thick  linen-silk of a very pale–simply the softest– pale pink.

The pillows were made from a  19th c. toile panel that I found in Paris. It must have been a curtain panel at one time. There was a wide hem of fine hand stitching  on one side that I opened up–see the crease in the smaller oblong pillow.  The fabric is  in quite good condition for it’s age, with only minor discolorations and fading. If I were in a Trollope novel, I would say that it does not signify. One can still feel the movement and repose of the scene and see the beauty in the unusual shade of periwinkle.

 

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