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

Material:  rayon and silk
Color:  duck egg / robin’s egg blue
Style:  double sided
Type:  faille, ribbed
Age:  c. 1890 - 1915
Origin:  France or possibly Belgium
Size:  width ~  apx. 1 & 9/16th inches (just larger than 1 & ½ inches)
         length ~  total of 7 continuous yards, plus an additional piece measuring 1 yard & 22 inches available                        at time of listing
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 wider antique French silk blend ribbon in a desirable robin or duck egg blue color, 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 fine faille.  Tactilely it feels quite smooth and silky, with finely woven edges.  (please note the images above are magnified to show detail) The ribbon does have some body, but is not overly stiff and it can be easily folded or rolled.  It is double sided, appearing much the same front and back, with rich lustrous color and the subtle sheen of silk.  Unfortunately we were unable to capture the sheen of the ribbon in our images above, so it appears very matte, when in fact it is not.  The sheen is subtle, however and the ribbon is not shiny like nylon, for example.   A burn test confirmed natural fibers, which we believe to be a rayon and silk blend.

The ribbon is in very nice antique estate condition.  Found as pictured, rolled with original protective paper wrapped between each layer.  We carefully un-rolled and examined the entire yardage and found the trim to be structurally very supple, sound, strong and stable.  One fairly minor cosmetic issue was noted;  slight intermittent soiling to the
extreme outer woven edge of one side only, probably caused by age/shelf/storage. This is not readily notable and depending on application should not be an issue, however would likely resolve with a gentle soak.

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 8+ yards is purchased at one time, ribbon will not be sent with original spool and paper layers, but rather carefully wrapped on a flat ribbon card.

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 7 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.

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

$ 8.50

per yard

We have 7 continuous yards of this ribbon, plus a single piece measuring one yard and 22 inches in length.  (1.63 yards)  We are offering this single 1.63 yard piece for $12.00, but since we are unable to include it with the 7 continuous yards available through our normal check out, please send us a message via our Contact link at page top if you are interested, and we can forward a Paypal Invoice including any yardage and/or other items you wish to purchase.

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

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