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Material:  Silk
Type:  Single Sided, Double Lettuce Edge
Color:  Olive,  Chartreuse, Celery, Cream
Size:  Length ~ 44 & 1/2 inches = 1.23 Yards
         Width ~ 1 & 1/8 inches
Quantity:  1 continuous length

This fine long silk ribbon yardage likely dates to the Victorian / Edwardian periods,  c. 1880 - 1910, Le Belle Epoque / Titanic era.

At 1 & 1/8 inches in width, this example is wider than the more common  ½ ~ 5/8 inch narrow antique / vintage ombre ribbons frequently found today.

This high quality silk ribbon, features an attractive, rich and very French ombre colorway of olive, chartreuse, celery and cream, accented with a fine glossy, woven dark olive border detail, finished with a creamy off-white double lettuce or ruffled edging. (ruffles not as white as shown, but rather more of a cream / off-white / ivory)

Although it is single sided ribbon the opposing side appears very much the same, just slightly lighter in color and without the glossy olive border detail.  The texture of this ribbon is exceptionally nice; soft, yet with some crispness / body to the silk, like a very fine taffeta.  It is fairly light in weight, fine, smooth, silky....divine!

This silk (burn tested) ribbon is in very nice antique estate condition.  Initially we thought it was unused, however it may have previously been tied in a bow, as there are four small wrinkled areas which we have not attempted to iron, (see 1st & 2nd images) however we find no stitches or other evidence that silk was ever attached to a garment, etc.   The ribbon appears very strong, passing the tug test, etc., with some minor natural and expected/normal periodic slubs / slightly nubby texture to the silk.  NO tears, breaks, shredding, weakness, fading, stains, problems, etc., and no pin holes visible when held to the light!  

At about one and a quarter yards in length this is a nice, long, useable silk passementerie textile trim. Additionally, this is a wider example than commonly found, with a lovely authentic period ombre colorway; perfect embellishment for clothes, costuming, millinery, ribbon work, flowers, boudoir vanity items, pillows, French Fashion or Bebe doll dressing, and other projects.

Fine Antique Silk Ombre Ribbon ~ Double Lettuce Edge

$ 54.99

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