French Tablecloths and Laguiole Cutlery
At Occitan Imports our mission is to bring you authentic French tablecloths and Laguiole cutlery at the lowest possible prices. Everything in our store is made by hand in Provence.
French Table Linens. Our selection of French table linens includes French tablecloths, table runners, napkins, and place mats designed in accordance with the history and traditions of Provence.
We offer both Jacquard-woven cotton and printed cotton tablecloths. In a Jacquard french tablecloth the design is woven directly into the fabric. Jacquard tablecloths are warm and soft and elegant and are typically used on dining room tables. In a printed french tablecloth the design is printed onto the fabric. Our printed tablecloths are available in either natural (uncoated) or acrylic coated cotton. The acrylic coated tablecloths are stain-proof and "wipeable" (easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth). Acrylic coated tablecloths are bright and practical and perfect for everyday use on kitchen, deck or patio tables.
Laguiole Cutlery. Our selection of Laguiole cutlery includes genuine Laguiole steak knives, cheese knives and corkscrews. These are heirloom-quality pieces, handmade by master craftsmen near the village of Laguiole in the region of Aubrac, using the highest quality materials and standards of workmanship. The blades are made of high-performance Sandvik knife steel. The handles are made of solid hardwoods, horns, gemstones, and other precious materials. Each piece is a unique work of art, assembled from start to finish in one sequence, by a single craftsman. In a world that is filled with facsimiles and cheap imitations, when you hold one of these magnificent pieces of cutlery in your hand you will know you are dealing with "the real thing".
If you've had the opportunity to visit Provence you are probably familiar with the weekly outdoor markets (les marchés) in many of the cities, towns and villages. The products we offer are the same ones you would find in the market in Apt or Bonnieux or Ménerbes or one of the other market towns of Provence.
Printed Cotton French Tablecloths (Rectangular)