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Home & Antiques, Feb 2022

Featuring New York Toile, Rosanna Morris explores the history of toile de Jouy.

Explaining the process behind the Glasgow Toile design, Alistair McAuley, director at TB, says ‘The imagery in the original toiles was quite sinister, depicting scenes that were then ‘contemporary’, but we now see as looking traditional. Some scenes showed the factory at Jouy, and workers relaxing and drinking, dancing and womanising. We didn’t change much for the Glasgow Toile – a glass of wine became a can of lager, a pipe became a rollie, an old man sitting on a stool in a rural scene became a tramp on a park bench. What we love about toiles is that they are traditional designs that have stood the test of time.’

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