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Where do Pillow Talk fringes come from?

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Where do Pillow Talk fringes come from?

The fast answer is they come from this packed cabinet. I honestly don’t know which I love more, the fabrics and weavings or the trimmings for them. The real term for them is passementerie. The French word includes the making of elaborate edgings, braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, fringes, pompoms, rosettes, tassels, and beads. The Guild of Passementiers was created in the 16th century to recognize the skill and art required. Most of the fringes I use have European origins. For centuries, clothing with passementerie was reserved for elites, royalty, aristocracy, and religious vestments. Opulent homes were showplaces for...

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