Just French for fancy trim. I am designing for a wedding in late Sept and looking for ways to glam things up a bit in an elegant way so I went out to Langley Park to Sarah Fabrics. Sarah buys odd lots of fabric in NY and has wonderful taste and a truly international clientele. I found these wonderful trims stashed away behind a counter and had to buy a bit of each one so I could try things out. There are so many applications for these - decorations on bouquets, around vases, sashes for the bridal party, headbands, etc.