The color puce is a purplish brown color. The name comes from the French name for flea because the color is supposed to be the color of a flea engorged with blood after feeding.This color was popular in dresses of ladies in France in the late 18th Century and into the 19th Century. At that time it was thought by some people in France to have a sensual flare. The color was thought by some to be a favorite of Marie Antoinette, but this has not been confirmed since there are no pictures of her wearing it. You can find the necklace pictured above at BEADSHAPER NECKLACES.
You also might find it at the Beadshaper table at the Bead Elements and Design Show in Santa Barbara, October 30 - November 1, 2015. See SHOWS for details.
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