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18th C Embroidered Garters, Jerusalem Style

18th C Embroidered Garters, Jerusalem Style

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1800: Item # 715261

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A pair of 18th century embroidered garters, similar in style to the Jerusalem garters worn by 17th century pilgrims. Linen tape embroidered with colored silk thread, with crocheted ends and knotted fringes. The shorter garter measures 18 inches and features the motto “memento vivere”, or “remember that you will live.” The longer garter, measuring 23 inches, reads “nul bien sans peine”, or “no success without trouble”, or in current parlance, “no pain without gain!” Excellent condition.