Historical information

Part of a suite of decorated curtains, DAD-035-0001

Physical description

2 lengths of decorative trimming; one piece longer (002-1: 5.4m) than the other (002-2: 4.5m). Basically composed as a long thin sausage of gold-coloured silk satin, stuffed with cotton wool, and twisted with a narrow gold metal woven braid. It forms a soft, loose cord for ornamental draping around the curtains, perhaps on the front of a fancy pelmet (though no pelmet of valance survives).
The longer piece (002/1) contains 3 groups of furniture tacks for pinning the cord to enable loose, draped sections.