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Lavender Fuseaux: A Dying Art in Provence

A fuseau is shaped like a baby’s rattle, although some might describe it as a wand or spindle. These beautifully scented objects are 100% natural, as just the fresh plants are used, no artificial additives. The purpose of the fuseau has always been to scent clothes or linens. The fuseaux can only be made by hand and are adorned with bright coloured ribbons. Provencal dowry chests in the 18-century often contained fuseaux, which were used to separate and perfume, the clothes and linens. Lavender is the gift of choice for marriages that last 46 years, a symbol of love and happiness.

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