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Trim has long been recognized as an essential accent for
fashion. At one time trim was handmade and therefore indicative of the social
status of those who could afford it. Once the Industrial Revolution was under
way, machine weaving and sewing machines made trim more affordable. Trim thus
became characteristic of Victorian fashion.
Tassels, in particular, have a long history. They are
appreciated in many different countries and cultures for the flair and beauty
that they add to their surroundings. Tassels were particularly appreciated in
France where the art of passementerie focused on tassels, fringes and
other forms of decorative trim. Such an importance was given to passementerie
that only those who had completed a seven year apprenticeship could become
For hundreds of years, each decorative period has found a way
to incorporate tassels. Today, tassels and other types of trim continue to enjoy
popularity. Garments, accessories, upholstery and draperies can be accented with
the elegance of tassels and other trims.
Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3" is an excellent introduction to
the beauty of tassels. Although some tassels can cost hundreds of dollars,
Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3" conveys the style and elegance of tassels without the
Caring for Your Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3"
In general, trims are delicate; to get the most out of your
Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3" fabric here are a few tips:
For regular maintenance, we recommend that you lightly brush
your Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3" fabrics weekly to guard against the accumulation
of dust and soil and to prevent dirt from becoming embedded between the fibers.
Dyes, corrosives, acids, paints, inks, nail polish and
chemical-based removers should not be used in the vicinity of your accent tassel
fringe or any upholstery fabric.
Storing Your Imperial Tassel Fringe: 3"
For storage, as always we recommend a place out of direct
sunlight with good air circulation. Areas that are less susceptible to mold,
mildew and insects are obviously ideal.