Monday, 2 February 2015
SOLD Save £100! Les Belles de Mai - 2 Centuries of Marseille Fashion 18-19C * £37 €55 $90 Including Shipping (Australia / New Zealand $95)
Known as la Porte de l'Orient, Marseille was the main European entrepôt for painted calicoes and chintzes coming from the East via the Levant and the Mediterranean. From there cargoes of gorgeous stuffs made their way northwards up the Rhône river as far north as Beaucaire where the great fairs were held and the fabrics were sold and bought and transported to the furthest reaches of Europe.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 17:07