This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Passementerie (Pas-Men '-Tri). A term applied to heavy embroidery or lace edgings and trimmings, especially those made of gimp and braid, or covered with beads and silk. [See Gimp] Jet passementerie is the variety in which beads or beaded work forms the pattern; plain passementerie is made without beading, and either of silk, cotton or wool.