La Verquelure

La Verquelure


A woven fabric characteristic of the Pays de Montbéliard (France) Originally, this was a rough hemp cloth, known in the 16th century as « verquelée », but whose manufacture dated back to the Middle Ages. Cultivated, then spun on spindles
in the villages of the Pays de Montbéliard, it was hand-woven in the form of a simple canvas (to cover pillows, bolsters, eiderdowns) or a damask (for tablecloths, napkins).
Verquelure always has a classic design made up of checks in two or three colours (white, blue and madder red).
Today, this « Montbéliard fabric », which was exported to the markets of Basle and Cologne, is woven in the Pays de Montbéliard thanks to a rediscovered expertise and
the determination of the Tourist Office to restore it to its former glory.
The shop in the Tourist Office has various items in verquelure for sale: tablecloths, napkins, pastry bags, various cushions, aprons, table sets and more. On sale at the
Tourist Office. Shop on line :

La Verquelure
1 rue Henri Mouhot
Craft type
  • textiles
Prices & Schedules Opening :

From 01/12/20 to 01/12/30 of 10:00 to 00:00.
Closed on : Sunday, Monday morning

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