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SEWING, NOTIONS, FABRIC, TRIMS > RIBBONS, TRIMS & EMBELLISHMENTS > PAGE 3

Divine Wide Antique French Gold Metallic Ribbon
Divine Wide Antique French Gold Metallic Ribbon

Material:  Gold metal metallic & silk weft
Origin:  France
Age:  1890 - 1920s
Type:  Double Sided
Color: Rich gold
Size:  Length ~  69 inches = 1 yard & 33 inches = 1.9 yards
         Width ~ 6 inches
Quantity:  1 continuous length

A divine antique / vintage wide metallic gold lame French ribbon dating to the later 19th Victorian, or early 20th century Belle Epoque to Art Deco era.
This long unused length of passementerie ribbon is very sheer, with wonderful luster and sheen.  It is double sided, so appears the same on both the front and back making it very versatile.  High metal thread content combined with what may be a silk weft gives the ribbon fabulous body, yet allows the trim to be easily gathered, but may kink somewhat with a sharp fold.  Perfect for ribbonwork flowers or other projects requiring authentic period trims.
This is very high quality ribbon, beautifully and tightly woven, with finely finished edges running the length; unfinished on the two short sides.
The color was extremely difficult to capture accurately, and on my monitor at least, appears best depicted in the second image, as the first is just
slightly more yellow than the actual true rich gold, however the first image does show the wonderful sheen and luster well.
The ribbon is in exceptionally nice unused antique/vintage estate condition, with very consistent color, free of fading, stains, spots, or discoloration, and only a few tiny natural slubs in the very fine mesh.  A gentle tug and pull test confirms the ribbon remains quite strong and sturdy.  I see no weak areas, splits, holes or other signs of textile distress.  It does not appear to have oxidized in color, or tarnished, as many antique gold metallic textiles do, rather I believe it appears very much as it did when made, 100 or so years ago.

A truly divine confection of wide antique metallic lame ribbon heaven, close to two yards in length;  perfect for clothing, millinery, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing, furnishings, pillows, interior design, period restorations and other projects, dressmakers, milliners, designers, etc.
We have more antique and vintage metallic ribbons, lace, trims and passementerie available on our web site in the Sewing & Notions & Fabric Category.

Divine Wide Antique French Gold Metallic Ribbon

$ 99.00

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