La passementerie

La passementerie
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Pierre Boudet & Bernard Gomond.

Paris. Dessain et Tolra. 1981. Paperback. Landscape format. 160 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and diagrams. 150 x 210mm (6 x 8"). 0.35kg. 2249251088. French. Very good; very light shelf wear, no inscriptions.

Number 8 from the series Precis Techniques this is a very comprehensive handbook to the art of passementerie. It begins with an extensive dictionary of terms for shapes, details, techniques, parts, patterns, etc. Each word is given a short description and accompanied by an illustration. There is then a section on the manufacturing, techniques and machines involved in producing passementerie. Finally there is a history of styles, from the Middle Ages to Art Deco.