The heritage of this third generation passementerie (trimmings) manufacturer is impeccable. These fine ladies have carried the traditions of a grandfather and father stemming all the way back from their Lebanese background. The grandfather was taught by French crafts people the trade of passementerie. Each piece begins with a combination of natural and man made fibers, utilizing the strength and visual contrast of each fiber strand. This final detail completes any piece of furniture or drapery giving it a wonderful custom personality.




Starting with a design the fibers are dyed, dried, and spun on to spools. Then each string is hand loomed on looms that are generations old. Now remember the ladies can actually take the fabric that the trim will be used on, determine the exact colors of the warp and weft, therefore; creating an exact color match. The color match is so precise that one would think that the trim is woven from the same thread of the original fabric.

I believe that design should be classically detailed and proportionally correct. With these principles in place, our living, working and religious environments enable us to have a rich cultural living experience. The talents of Silvia,  Magda and their staff make the final personality of our environment come to life.

3 Responses to “Brazil – Magda and Silvia of Passamanaria Chacur”

  1. Fred & Isayo

    01/25/13 at 11:39 am

    I took hand weaving class before and looks easy but it is not.It’s need experience to make right tension.

  2. Iliana P Flandro

    01/27/13 at 5:00 pm

    Wow! Looks like you are having a marvelous experience! It is all fascinating!

  3. Robert

    01/29/13 at 4:21 pm

    Hello you are always so supportive.
    I’m anxious to see the progress of your home.

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