passementerie :

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  • n  a decoration or adornment on a garment

  • They were turbaned, feathered, booted, shawled, cinched, tasseled and encrusted from head to foot in braid, beads, rickrack and passementerie.
  • Born on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the son of a man "who, when people were doing passementerie, he handled fringe," Billy made the high-school track team by learning to jump .

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