Macramé is one of many crafts being revived by those who love working with their hands. It’s a form of textile produced using knotting techniques. Just like surface embroidery, quilting, and needlework are seeing a bump in popularity, macramé is being transformed from a 1970s relic into a hot, trendy art form.
Macramé’s roots are actually quite interesting, with a history dating back thousands of years. Some believe that the term comes from the 13th-century Arabic word migramah, which means “fringe.” Others believe its origins lie in the Turkish word makrama, which refers to “napkin” or “towel,” and was a way to secure pieces of weaving by using excess threads along the top or bottom of woven fabrics.
Macramé can be used to make everything from wall hangings, plant hangers to jewellery, purses, and even clothing items. Using simple materials like cotton twine, jute, and hemp, or yarn, macramé can be as simple or complex as the crafter would like. Embellishments like glass or wooden beads, as well as dyed threads, can also open up a range of creative possibilities.
The body of knot literature grew; due to social media these days boho wall hangings and plant hanger became immensely popular. Macramé is a new trend reclaiming the style spotlight. As millennial can’t afford houses with backyards to plant beautiful plants and trees, so they’re filling their small apartments with dozens of plants. And what better way to save space and decorate house better than Macramé plant hanger and wall hangings to accentuate their beautiful homes.
Macramé is here to stay for sure!!
Do have a look at our beautiful Macramé collection to add a rustic yet elegant look to your home or office or balcony garden interiors