Did I get ya with that big ole word? Do you know what passementerie is?
I didn't until not too long ago - I still struggle to pronounce it correctly!
Websters defines passementerie as this:
An ornamental edging or trimming (as tassels) made of braid, cord, gimp, beading, or metallic thread.
Think of all kinds of trims, tiebacks and tassels added to window treatments, pillows, furniture and other types of home decor.
Trims have come a long way, baby. We're not talking your grandma's (or your mom's) drapery trim here folks!
Enjoy some of these images that I found.
All I can say is "Sssslurrrp!".