Smoking Magpie by Macon&Lesquoy.
This hand crafted brooch is a fantastic, quirky gift.
- Hand-embroidered in Pakistan, using metal bullion thread.
- This brooch is delicate - do not machine wash or dry clean. We recommend that you avoid all contact with water, acids or alcohol. To keep your brooch shiny as long as possible, also avoid long exposures to heat and light.
Created in 2009 by Marie Macon and Anne-Laure Lesquoy, the French brand offers embroidered accessories inspired by the trips they have made together. Engaged, funny, sometimes whimsical, and always poetic, the look Marie and Anne-Laure take at our world cunningly blends softness and cheek.
Marie and Anne-Laure brought the bullion thread embroidery borrowed from the military badges up-to-date. Bead, gold and silver thread embroideries have developed from the 17th century in Asia and Europe.
It is very ancient know-how in Pakistan, where the craftspeople are highly qualified. Under the rule of the British Empire, the grandfather of Macon&Lesquoy’s foreman actually embroidered the English military uniforms.