"A direct translation of the word by word of the tags.
French to English on the bottom tag
3 = 3ganses = loopsor = goldmi = midfin - endet - andguipé = wrappedviolet = purple
French to English on the bottom tag
3 = 3ganses = loopsor = goldmi…"
"The former owner was an elderly tailor with oodles of antiques ....I didn't want to assume the tags were made when the items were made. They could have been put on for reselling purposes. I figured if they were 20th century I would have found…"
"Interesting! I also found similar ones in Collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Dept. European Sculpture & Decorative Arts in Textiles & Trimmings. If interested Accession #'s: 08.103.650, 08.103.554, 08.103.668,…"
"I found some similar online. They were woven into an African woman's hair braids or dreadlocks. Couldn't discover a name except "braids" or value.
You should have the metal tested for purity. Many Pawn Shops will do it free."
"Hi, Yes made in France (see the "attachment" picture #2). They are 22" long x .25" wide. They were originally sold in "3's" but they are separate pieces. I bought them at an estate sale of a very elderly…"
" I studied French (is this French?) in high school and also in college but couldn't interpret the words on the attached papers. What is the length of these 2 cords? The only thing which first came to mind based on the three…"
"You might want to include a photo of the entire item which might give a better idea of its use and design. Also instead of adding your photos as attachments you can add photos by clicking on the photo icon which appears in the line of icons…"
Can anyone help with the formal name of this? Is it sewing trim? Age? Typical use? It’s unique being coils/loops are delicate & fine metal (maybe called Purl or Bullion). Likely handmade? I translated the handwritten tag “mid & fine gold braids” (then the color & amount) Closeups are the attached pictures.Currently my "best guess" is formal name: "Passementerie Braid" & was used as a tassel cord??Thank you!See More
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