Chatelaines: History And Uses

What is a chatelaine?  A chatelaine is an elaborate clasp with multiple small chains dangling from it. Tiny useful items are attached to the bottom of each chain. A chatelain is traditionally hung from a belt and rides at the waist or hip, so the tools can be easily within reach whenever you need them.  History of chatelaines  Chatelaines have a long history, both as practical items and decorative accessories. The word chatelaine has French origins and was once used to refer to a woman who oversees a mansion, estate, or castle.