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5a ~ Divine Wide Soft Antique Silk Faille Ribbon, Yardage
5a ~ Divine Wide Soft Antique Silk Faille Ribbon, Yardage
5a ~ Divine Wide Soft Antique Silk Faille Ribbon, Yardage

Material:  silk, possibly with some rayon
Color:  dusty rose, mauvey pink
Style:  double sided
Type:  faille, ribbed
Age:  c. 1890 - 1915
Size:  width ~  apx. 3 & 3/4 inches
         length ~  total of 12 yards available at time of listing
Origin:  unknown, possibly France
Quantity:  sold in one yard increments, cut to order;  purchase of multiple yards will be sent in one                 continuous length, as possible

A very fine wide antique silk ribbon in a luscious rich dusky rose, mauve pink hue, likely dating to the later Victorian - Edwardian era, Art Nouveau period, c. 1890 - 1915.

This high quality ribbon features a subtle texture, something like a very fine faille.  While visually the subtle texture is detectable, the faille is so fine, silky and soft that tactilely it really does not feel like it is slightly ribbed as it is quite smooth, with finely woven edges.  (please note the images above are magnified to show detail) The ribbon does have some body, however it is not a stiff passementerie trim, but rather a softer type, with nice drape.   It is seemingly double sided, appearing much the same front and back, with rich lustrous color and the subtle sheen of silk.  A burn test confirmed silk, with possibly a small amount of rayon.

The ribbon is in very nice antique estate condition.  Found as pictured, rolled with original protective paper wrapped between each layer, but no cardboard center spool so we are unsure of origin, however due to quality we consider France a distinct possibility.  We carefully un-rolled and examined the entire twelve yards, finding only a few minor cosmetic issues, including one tiny faint tan-ish speck, plus a few intermittent, small and negligible weaving irregularities.  The ribbon is supple, sound and stable, easily passing the standard gentle "tug and pull" test.

If you collect antique and vintage ribbons and passementerie trims this unused NOS new old stock embellishment is perfect for clothing, bridal, wedding, millinery, floral, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing, pillows, soft furnishings, interior design, period restorations and other projects.

NOTE:  Ribbon sold in one yard increments.  Yardage will be cut to order in one continuous length, as possible, however unless the entire 12 yards is purchased at one time, ribbon will not be sent with original paper layers, but rather carefully wrapped sans paper, on a flat ribbon card.  ***Also, while it is our policy to be quite generous when measuring yardage, for this particular ribbon we only have exactly 12 yards and 2 inches available, so any cut yardage will, by necessity, be cut very precisely.

Regarding Shipping & Checkout: we can only reflect USPS Priority Shipping Rates through our Cart/Check-out system, however if you wish to make a purchase totaling LESS than $50.00, and the item(s) is small/light weight, like buttons, ribbon, paper, etc., it is possible USPS First Class mail might be slightly less expensive. If you would like a First Class quote, rather than using our standard checkout as described below, please email us via the Contact tab on menu at page top, including the item description, quantity and destination and we will gladly supply a cost for USPS First Class mail, at which time a custom Paypal Invoice can be forwarded upon request.

ORDERING DETAILS:  The minimum quantity for purchase is one yard, which is shown in the white Quantity box below, however if you desire a different amount of yardage simply edit the number displayed in the box by typing the required number of yards, from 2 to 12 and then click the ADD TO CART Button.  The appropriate total for your selected amount of yardage will be calculated and shown on the resulting Invoice.

5a ~ Divine Wide Soft Antique Silk Faille Ribbon, Yardage

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5e ~ Antique French Duck / Robin Egg Blue Silk Blend Faille Ribbon, Passementerie Trim Yardage

5e ~ Antique French Duck / Robin Egg Blue Silk Blend Faille Ribbon, Passementerie Trim Yardage