Macrame. Designed and crafted in a quaint suburb outside Boston, Massachusetts.
Macrame is believed to have originated in the 13th century - Arab artisans knotted the excess thread and yarn along the edges of hand-loomed fabrics into decorative fringes on bath towels, shawls, and veils. The Spanish word macramé is derived from the Arabic word migramah, believed to mean “striped towel”, “ornamental fringe” or “embroidered veil.” This art became very popular and spread through Spain, Italy, and Europe.
Sailors also made macrame objects while at sea, and sold or bartered them when they arrived at their destination. They then spread the art to places like China and the Western Hemisphere. Nineteenth-century British and American sailors made hammocks, bell fringes, and belts from macrame.
Knots & Such brings these timeless pieces to your home and to your life.