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Posted 1 year ago

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lostone777
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I found this cloth napkin or place mat tucked inside a box in my dad's garage among some old paintings and antiques.

I do not know if it is antique itself... seeking information on possible age, purpose, and origin.

Thanks!

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    It's written in French but not clear enough for me to read in my Alabamese-French. Those are apples on the tree & in the cart & Orleans is mentioned.
  2. fifties50s fifties50s, 1 year ago
    I think it's base on a famous game called "les cris de paris" aka "shouts of paris" your cloth represent sellers at market who were yelling their shout to sell their items

    it's not really clear on your cloth but I can read there is a seller of strawberry ( fraises ) apple ( pommes rainette )

    I can't help you more on that sorry
  3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I can barely read but agree with fifties . They are peddlers shouting out . I can read in French Achetes mas "purchase my " and then can't make out next word . I also see a few words that look like they are in Creole . Nice piece !
  4. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    and I believe " falourde" is French for a bundle or bunch of anything; also a bundle of material. It is not a term we use today is all I will say on it :-) I am sure we have some people who read French well that can tell you more and or correct my memory of French .
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    The language used in the U.N. Council is French. I've wondered before if maybe that's why the world is so screwed-up now!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Is it the really Blunder ? I have forgot who is head of UN now ?
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    French has always been their official language as I recall, because it scared me when I read/heard that.
  8. lostone777, 1 year ago
    Thanks for all of the comments so far. Please keep them coming! :)

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