Antique French postcard Sainte Catherine handcrafted with pink ribbon & die cut chromo of pink rose, collectible Sainte Catherine postcard

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Antique French postcard Sainte Catherine handcrafted with pink ribbon & die cut chromo of pink rose, collectible Sainte Catherine postcard.

MEASURES:
5 1/2″ by 4 3/4″ (14 cm by 12 cm).

DESCRIPTION:
Very lovely and highly collectable antique French Sainte Catherine postcard, handcrafted in pale blue cardboard, with a die cut chromo featuring a pink rose and pink ribbon bow, with glued gold paper stars and “Sainte Catherine” label, hand written monogram G.G. and small friezes hand drawn with glitter.
In the card’s interior is fixed a pale blue paper sheet with some verses and a signature.

Some history:

This kind of hand crafted postcards were made for Sainte Catherine Day, on November the 25th, Sainte Catherine is the Sainte who protected young girls and also girls who were more than 25 years old and who were still not married. The tradition was to hand craft very extravagant hats for these girls, with yellow and green predominant colors, they used to wear these hats all the Sainte Catherine Day long. Green color symbolizes Hope, in this case hope to get married, and yellow color symbolizes Wisdom, wisdom acquired with age. This tradition was very widespread during that era, in every social class, in towns and in the countryside… The lovely hand crafted postcards with applied silk bonnets, laces, rococò ribbons, die cut cromos, etc. were part of this tradition and were posted to young girls mostly in the North of France.

HOW TO USE IT:
Amazing antique French postcard full of history to add to your collection or to use in your interior decoration in French Boudoir style!

CONDITIONS:
Very good antique conditions, nothing detractable to signal.

The product has imperfections or a patina due to its age, as can be seen in the photos. Please take a close look at the pictures before making your purchase!

If you need more photos or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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