Elegant Passementerie braid-work was often seen at the royal courts of Habsburg Vienna, adorning both ladies’ high-fashion and the dress uniforms of the imperial military.
Austrian-born designer Sophie Aschauer channels this tradition with inspired and original accessories created from repurposed ship's ropes. Her intricate patterns are created using the centuries-old sailors' knots she learned as she gained experience sailing off Nantucket.
These elegant, handwoven bracelets and key rings create a link between old-world decorative arts and the seafaring heritage of New England.
Available in cerise red, ivory and midnight blue.
Length 8 in. (approximate)
Width 1 1/2 in.