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Avatars: the Reincarnations of Toile de Jouy

Until 9 Nov 14, Musée de la Toile de Jouy, Jouy-en-Josas, France

The Musée de la Toile de Jouy takes on three centuries of textile design history in “Avatars: the Reincarnations of Toile de Jouy” (3 June–9 November). Toile de Jouy is the printed cotton cloth that has been associated with the town of Jouy-en-Josas, 5km south of Versailles, since Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf founded a factory there in 1760. Business quickly boomed and the oldest fabrics in the show date from this moment of expansion in the European cotton trade. Jouy and its competitors often looked east, borrowing from earlier Asian... Read on

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