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Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2005

A tiny glass bead, cut like a diamond with a different color on each side, or a button that took five hours of hand sewing to make. "You just don't find that kind of thing any more," said Francois Lesage, the 76-year-old head of Paris' top embroidery house, Lesage, which was set up by his father in 1924.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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