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Work of art and product of imagination, hope and excitement, most important of all it is a labor of love... the trousseau!
Trousseaus of old were virtual gardens of paradise, juxtapositions of thousands of colors, designs and flowers in which fruit, flowers, butterflies, birds and bees, and all the colors of the rainbow were immortalized. Passionate admirers of nature and its creative power and mystery, the women of Anatolia seem to vie with nature in their handicrafts. Their most exquisite embroidery and crocheting can be observed in the ‘trousseau display’.

THE GIRL’S IN THE CRADLE,
THE TROUSSEAU’S IN THE CHEST
In the traditional life of olden times, the hope chest was started with the birth of a girl and continued right up to her wedding day. Hence the expression, ‘the girl is in the cradle, the trousseau is in the chest’. The first thing to go into the chest was a pair of bloomers, that the girl might be properly decked out.

 
 
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