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English translation: open intarsia work

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15:26 Mar 4, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: intarsi ad ajour
To be honest I'm not even sure this is all French or possibly a mix of Italian & French - the translation is in fact from Italian to English. It is a general journalistic text on the 1970's - this particular bit referred to fashion - any ideas greatly appreciated.
Mairi-Claire
Mairi-Claire Hamill
Italy
Local time: 18:05
English translation:open intarsia work
Explanation:
This is just a suggestion - it may depend on the context
Intarsi = It. plural of intarsio, means inlay or in fabrics, intarsia.
Ad ajour - in French would be ajour or ajouré, as explained by Bono. Means openwork or "pulled thread embroidery". Also seems to be used in this sense in German.
In knitting intarsia is using blocks of colour side by side to create pictures or patterns.
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xxxtramont
Grading comment
Thanks - it was the intrarsi bit that was throwing me - I was convinced it was French
and although I had found intrasio in the Italian dic. I couldn't link it logically to ajour.
Thanks again
ciao
Mairi-Claire

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Summary of answers provided
naopen intarsia workxxxtramont
na(hemstitch}
Guy Bray
naintarsia and openwork embroidery
Parrot
naneed your help thereBono


  

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15 mins
need your help there


Explanation:
Sorry i was disconnected again, so if you got any message at allyou are lucky
Having to do with fashion and fabrics, I may be able to help you if you give me the Italian original.
As without it, all I can figure out is that ajour could stand for ajouré=openwork ("holes" made in fabrics usually using embroidery for that. The rest is definetly not French


    same as before
Bono
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42 mins
intarsia and openwork embroidery


Explanation:
Cf. Diafora (it.) and Larousse (fr.)

Parrot
Spain
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44 mins
(hemstitch}


Explanation:
"ajour" is hemstitch---I don't know about intarsi ad. Sounds like a misprint


    Dictionnaire Larousse
Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 09:05
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1 hr
open intarsia work


Explanation:
This is just a suggestion - it may depend on the context
Intarsi = It. plural of intarsio, means inlay or in fabrics, intarsia.
Ad ajour - in French would be ajour or ajouré, as explained by Bono. Means openwork or "pulled thread embroidery". Also seems to be used in this sense in German.
In knitting intarsia is using blocks of colour side by side to create pictures or patterns.


    intarsio - see fashion glossary at www.modalinone.it; intarsia knitting see get.theinfo.org/intarsia
    ajour see b.cartage.org.lb/web/dict/Artfr/A/A06 html; www.tentakulum.de/html/hauptteil_bks_ajour.html
xxxtramont
PRO pts in pair: 63
Grading comment
Thanks - it was the intrarsi bit that was throwing me - I was convinced it was French
and although I had found intrasio in the Italian dic. I couldn't link it logically to ajour.
Thanks again
ciao
Mairi-Claire
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