[Rouleau or textile printing "roller" via the Musée de la Toile de Jouy.]
Many thanks to new Enfilade contributor, Hélène Bremer, for providing the inspiration for my object of the day -- an old textile roller used in the production of toile. It's an example of the pieces on view at the Musée de la Toile de Jouy in France. With all of my past posts about the beauty of wood blocks and other tools, I thought it would be nice to finally highlight a rouleau.
Paris-based Hélène recently put together an exhibition sketch of Parties de Campagne, Jardins et champs dans la toile imprimée XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. -- a gathering of over 200 printed fabrics. Check it out here. The show continues through November 20, 2011.