Mobile Toile, pronounced (twaal) or Toile de Jouy, is a classic,french scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen or silk. Mobile Toile illustrates the charm and elegance of the historic town of Mobile, Alabama with live oaks draped in spanish moss, billowy azaleas, known as the areas’ signature schrub, historic greek revival architecture and the majestic waters of Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast. This print features the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion , Middlebay Lighthouse, Sand Island Lighthouse, Oakleigh Mansion, GM&O building, Bienville Square fountain, St Joseph’s Chapel of Spring Hill College, Church Street Cemetery and the home of Joe Cain, Mobile’s legendary king of Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Toile -Mobile Carnival was first introduced to the new world in 1703 in the settlement of Mobile, Alabama. Three weeks of every year, Mobile comes alive with pageantry, parades and balls associated with Carnival. The coronations ofthe Mardi Gras courts rival coronations of Europe’s heads of State. The images in this Carnival Toile illustrates, legendary Joe Cain and his merry widows, A king and queen of carnival’s past, the original Mardi Gras floats pulled by mules and horses, the Excelsior Marching Band, the masked balls and tableau’s of carnival organizations and much more.