Tissage Imagé / Pictorial Weaving: Le Renard et La Cigogne & Le Loup et l'Agneau (woven chromolithogaph puzzles)
The Fox and the Stork and "The Wolf and the Lamb." 2 pictorial woven paper puzzles with original envelope, 7.25 inches square. Envelope in 2 pieces with cover image intact, rear panel is blank. Puzzles in Very Good to Near Fine condition: one side of the paper frame is missing on "Le Loup et l'Agneu" and there is a small stitch of tape on the top border of "Le Renard et la Cigogne." The printing remains bright and the woven paper strips are crisp."Pochette No. 1," ostensibly from a series illustrating Aesop's fables, though we haven't found any similar publications. F. N. Paris was a publisher of French games and novelties active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of their games had educational themes that helped developed manual skills in children. Paper weaving was one of the most popularly practiced Froebel Gifts, but the proliferation of die cut puzzles at the turn of the century made these fragile endeavors a short-lived fascination.