The braided cloth bracelet.
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Braided cloth bracelet made from an antique French cotton twill ca. 1880. Roller and block printed black foliage on a madder field. Vegetable tanned leather and antique bone button closure. Hand stitched with waxed Irish linen thread. As this cloth is over 100 years old, its natural dyes are guaranteed to fade beautifully with time. Initialed and numbered. Ships gift-wrapped with handmade card. 14mm (.5 in) wide. Made in Texas.
This beautiful fabric is window into French orientalism during the 16th - 19th c. during which manufacturers attempted to emulate the block printing and madder dye techniques found in India during the time. As this bracelet is cut from a small supply of antique cloth its supply is very limited.