early 1900s this is an endless chain of passementerie, a term used for trims that were passed from one generation to another, hand beaded, laced or embroidered & often used in one's lifetime for a multitude of adornment purposes. This is one continuouse "daisy chain" of black & white glass seed beads, you can buy the entire piece or by the foot. 12' long.x6mm wide, the beading is intact but there are a couple of spots where the thread has come undone(hardly any to be honest) ready to use for applique, jewelry design or great for repurposing. We are selling it by the foot so you can purchase however many feet you need NOte: I had a lovely person add some great info about the history of PASSEMENTERIE to my own description.Enjoy! Definition of PASSEMENTERIE : an ornamental edging or trimming (as tassels) made of braid, cord, gimp, beading, or metallic thread (I'd like to add that most passementerie that I have seen one period clothing has been an applied, as opposed to embroidered directly onto fabric, element).
Origin of PASSEMENTERIE French, from passement ornamental braid, from passer First Known Use: 1794