Antique French passementerie trim was hand woven in one of the fine French passementerie factories circa 1880/1900.
Found in the sale at a French Chateau. Passementerie trim is woven with ombré strands of silk chenille, silk and silver wire wrapped cords meander back and forth through the silk weft of to form the interlocking patterns. This trim is sewn to bullion fringe where there are hand sewn swirling silver wire bobbles every 2 inches with silk wrapped wire bobbles in between.
Trim is 2 & 1/2th inch in length and has acquired the beautiful softly faded patina of a time long past. Still strong with several bobbles that have become detached. Sold by the yard while quantities last.