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The French Ribbon

Introducing The French Ribbon, a unique sourcebook celebrating France's tradition of ribbon-making, by international journalist and writer Suzanne Slesin. There was a time when ribbons were an essential accessory used to express individuality and style in everyday life, from weddings to times of mourning.
Following the closure of one of the oldest factories in the industrial town of Saint-Etienne, France, an incredible cache of old salesmen's sample books and cards surfaced. Over 600 of these ribbon documents are included, made from cotton, silk, satin, velvet, metallic threads, and innovative synthetic materials.
A must-have book for every person interested in fashion, design, craft, art and the history of textiles.
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