Sunday, November 08, 2015

Word of the day: passementerie

The word of the day is passementerie:
  1. trimming of braid, cord, bead, etc., in any of various forms.

"Into the galleons went stockings, skirts, and sheets; vestments for cardinals and bodices for coquettes; carpets, tapestries, and kimonos; veils, headdresses, and passementeries; silk gauze, silk taffeta, silk crepe, and silk damask."

 - Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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