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Our Chatelaines are the perfect gift for all sewing and craft novices and professionals. Each one comes on a chain, that can be easily done up and complete with a pair of Scissors included.
Chatelaines were worn by many housekeepers in the 19th century, where they were typically used as watch chains for the most wealthy. Similar jewellery was also worn by Anglo-Saxon women many years ago. The name Chatelaine derives from the French term Châtelaine and was originally used lightly as it referred to a device designed to have all the tools necessary for the woman of the household to sort out any problem she may have in her day!
Ancient Roman women wore chatelaines with ear scoops, nail cleaners, and tweezers. Women in Roman Britain wore 'chatelaine brooches' from which toilet sets were suspended.