News from Architextiles...
Our toile is featured in House Beautiful, Oct. 2008, pg. 77. The fabric appears in the article on designer Hal Williamson, "A Fabulously Feminine New Orleans Home." - Roulhac

Architextiles presents historic architectural images on silk scarves and toiles as an aesthetic and educational experience. They were conceived as a creative effort to enhance public awareness of historic architecture an landscapes by presenting fine old images on hand-hemmed silk scarves of chiffon, China silk and crepe. After selecting a theme related to architecture and geography of a particular place, period and style, I choose images, motives and patters, primarily from my own books and old prints from my collections. Rare Book Rooms at universities across the country have also been helpful. Graphic designer Valerie l'Herrou works out the computer graphics with me. Fred Nichols, a noted artist and silk screen specialist from Barboursville, Virginia, along with his wife Beth, prepare the silk screen and print each scarf by hand.

My toile designs from historic prints celebrate the architecture and history of French and Spanish territory in North America.

The toile designs are produced on all cotton material, 54 inches wide, with the assistance of Judy and Allan Koessel in Chicago who hand print the images in their historic brick warehouse. I found there was a demand for products -- hand made hand bags, suitcases, tote bags, shower curtains, even dresses, robes, outfits -- out of the toile. Each item that we sell or send to museum houses and institutions across the country is handmade, often to specifications of the client.

The objective is educate, inform, and delight with architectural images, beautifully presented. We hope to support "Save America's Treasures," an historic preservation project of The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Contact us for information or special orders. Our objective is to support Save Americas Treasures, now a project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. - Roulhac Toledano

Historic Print Toile, Scarves, Robes & More

Louisiana Purchase Toile
Architectural and historical images from New Orleans... our most popular fabric...
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Tibetan Pants & Overblouse
Easy to wear wrap trousers appear as skirt on one side. Toile pattern in wide swath... More info and ordering.

Kitchen Apron
Limited Edition Louisiana Purchase Toile (100% cotton)... Chic, practical, and well constructed... Images include New Orleans's Place d'Armes...
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New! The Thomas Jefferson Scarf
The newest addition to our growing repertoire. It features, besides, Monticello, Jefferson's drawings...
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Cotton Toile Robe
Sophisticated robe with sash and pockets featuring Louisiana Purchase images... Cartouches from old maps...
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New! Historic Charleston Scarf
The scarf is embraced within the batteries of Fort Sumter as a deep and handsome border. Charleston, originally an English...
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Louisiana Purchase Wrap Skirt
Wraparound - all cotton - historic images on front and back. Perfect with T-shirts. Can adjust length...
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The Louisiana Territory Scarf
The Louisiana Territory scarf illustrates French and Spanish Colonial architecture and post-1803 Louisiana Territory plantation architecture....
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Cocktail dress from silk scarves
Choose your hand-screened scarf from our collection of architectural subjects. We use five to create a unique dress made to order....
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Nouvelle France Scarf
Showing French history and architectural heritage in the New World from 1604... Views of Montreal and Quebec...
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Alliances Francaises Scarf
Celebration of 100 years, now in 114 places across the world. Menus and invitations from Canada, Japan, Paris, Moscow...
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Historic New Orleans Scarf
Historic New Orleans map showing neighborhoods... The Cabildo (Hotel de Ville) and the Presbytere...
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French Asia and Africa Scarf
Architecture from French Colonies in Africa, Asia and the East Indies...
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Books by Roulhac Toledano

~ Savannah
~ New Orleans
~ Nankowetco

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