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What is "Toile" - Definition & Explanation

A French word for cloth or fabric, linen, sailcloth, canvas. The linen or cotton cloth was made famous when a new technique of engraved plate printing was popularized in Jouy, France in the 18th Century. The finished printed cloth was referred to as Toile de Jouy. Today it usually describes a one color, fine line printed design that resembles a pen and ink technique. Toiles are printed by various methods, but the most beautiful are still created by engraved plates or rollers.
Any of many plain or simple twill weave fabrics especially linen.
A plain cloth, or, when described as Toile de Jouy , one that is printed with pastoral scenes printed on cotton.

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