Definition of passementerie in English:

passementerie

Line breaks: passe|ment¦erie
Pronunciation: /ˈpasm(ə)ntri
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Decorative trimming such as tassels, braid, and fringing, used on furniture and clothing (e.g. military uniforms).
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    • The pair's work, reviving the ancient art of passementerie - decoration using fringing, trimming and braiding - is reflected in their home.
    • Likewise, the two-part leaded mirrors and the French crimson silk curtains, decorated with gold-threaded passementerie, were reproduced from their description in the 1759 Gaillard inventory of the grand salon.
    • The elaborate passementerie incorporates the appropriately nuptial imagery of ribbons and bows.

Origin

early 17th century: French, from passement 'braid'.

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