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Catherine Donzel & Sabine Marchal. Paris. Chene. 1992. Hardback, dust jacket. 212 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. 310 by 240mm (12¼ by 9½ inches). 1.7kg. 9782851087768. French. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).Scarce book on the art and history of Passementerie; a definitive work on the subject. The book covers the history of passementerie from its ethnic origins in Africa and Asia right up to the present day. The sumptuous photographs and illustrations show the finest pieces used in various settings - curtains, coaches, theatres, costumes, beds, military uniforms, church vestments, etc. The close-up shots of details and techniques are especially valuable.