Posted on September 18, 2012 by admin
If you happen to be in Paris you must pay a visit to Maison Sajou. It’s one of the historical shops, a wonderland of ‘mercerie’. Sajou is the paradise of decoration, cutting craft materials and any other handmade project you can think of. Sajou has been famous for its scissors, models that date from the end of the 19th century. This very pair, the Eiffel tower scissor, was created in 1889 to celebrate the construction of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exhibition. It was during this exhibition that Jacques-Simon Sajou received a silver medal for his work. Sajou scissors are quality pieces, all hand-made, numbered and presented in a flowered box or with pompoms. Today, the Eiffel Tower pair is obviously a re-issue of a 19th century model but you can still feel the fine uniqueness of the handles.