|Jours anciens de Cilaos|
The technique was perfected by the daughters of French immigrants in the 1800's, the craft thrived till a low period during and after the war years. The development and preservation of the craft was taken up in the 1980's by the nuns of Notre Dames des neige.
The author of the book, Suzanne Maillot won the title of Meilleur ouvrier de France in 1993 ( best worker of France )
|Small sample of Jours de Cilaos|
|Note the fine and delicate work....|
|Imagine the time and skill required to produce a beautiful tablecloth in.|