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Passementerie is a kind of embellishment that originates in Europe. Royal nobilities have been decorated their bedrooms in palaces with extremely delicate and complicated passementerie. No matter classic or contemporary style, passementerie plays a very important role in the soft furnishing design as it changes expression form of age changes.

egypt times

In ancient Egypt, passementerie was started to be used as fancy decoration in tunic, ornaments etc.


In ancient Rome, passementerie was used on military uniforms to distinguish ranks, and in Napoleonic times, the French army put them on epaulets to distinguish ranks as well.

Louis XIV

Complex passementerie decorations were used on clothing, furniture, curtains, bedding and carriage of King Louis XIV of France. It became a status symbol in European society.


In the 19th century, Napoleon was keen to decorate his palace with extravagant golden tassels and a variety of trimmings to demonstrate his power.


Between the 19th and 20th centuries, the wealthy merchant class arose in Europe, who showed their pursuit and admire of home decoration, fashion and luxuries. They used passementerie almost everywhere from footmen's uniforms,   horses, and carriages to cushions, curtains and keys.


There are eight sets of passementerie antiques are displayed in Dongli’s showroom. They can be traced back to 100 years ago during the war between Japan and Russia while the tassels were the decoration in the residence of General Kuro, the commander of the Russian Navy in Lvshun city. According to the research, these set of tassels are made by silk and came from France.