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Posted 4 years ago


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I have a lot of these decorative items. All of them are in "new" condition - meaning they have never been applied to anything. They are probably Art Nouveau (see the back of one example). Some are supposed to be used on clothing, others on furniture, and others on lamps (tassels?).
What is the proper name for that in English? Does anyone collect these things? Please help.

Thanks for looking:)


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Ornamental applique? I'll see if I can find the real term in my research books.
  2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks valentino97. I tried "possamenten" - a German term, but I am not even sure if my items fall under that category.
    Your help is greatly appreciated :)
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Passementerie - ornamental applique. A fuller definition can be found on internet or at:
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 years ago
    try this it might help!!!
  5. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thank valentino97 and bratjdd. You are both most helpful! :)
  6. inky inky, 4 years ago
  7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks inky :)
  8. freiheit freiheit, 8 months ago
    Many thanks for the love: Aimathena, aghcollect, sarahoff, vintagejewel, musikchoo, inky, bratjdd, and valentino97:)
  9. freiheit freiheit, 8 months ago
    Many thanks and Happy New Year: martika, CindB, TassieDevil, Zilla, lisa, kyratango, and aura:)

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