Antique 19 century french jacquard silk ribbon gold, moss green, light blue, holly, embroidery, christmas decor, luxury, collector fabric

Antique 19 century french jacquard silk ribbon gold, moss green, light blue, holly, embroidery, christmas decor, luxury, collector fabric

80.00

Treasured antique haute couture 19 Century french jacquard large silk ribbon in vibrant gold, moss green & light blue, from my familys ribbon archives.

This piece, was originally in an antique salesman sample book and is in excellent antique condition. It is a textile collectors dream but it can be used for unique sewing projects as it is intact and would make an incredible addition to couture projects, or why not a cushion or handbag. It would suffice to frame this piece as it is sumptious!

This ribbon is unused and was created in our family factory in St. Etienne, the world home of ribbon making, in the late 19th Century. It was woven on a jacquard metier in our family factory which was then known as Les Freres Faure.

The holly leaves have beautiful gold embroidery which has taken on a wonderful patina over the last 143 years. You can see clearly the fringing along bottom in the first photograph.

The ribbon is 11.5cm in width and 34.5cm in length, there are currently no passementiers out there who can create this type of ribbon anymore as the machines no longer exist (and sadly the skills have also been lost). The maximum width that they make now is 10cm.

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