Gants of Braintree fridge magnet
Nowhere else in the world calls their alleyways gants and so the gants of Braintree are completely unique to the town.
The name gant is taken from the Flemish word 'gang' which means corridor. Flemish weavers, mainly Huguenots, brought the term over from the Low Countries when seeking religious exile. They settled in Braintree in great numbers, including the Courtauld family, during the1500s, establishing the town as a major centre for weaving.
Part of an exclusive Braintree Museum range
Designed and made in the UK
8cm x 5cm