Macramé wall hanging
Knotted wall hangings from India. Handmade from cotton and natural raw materials such as wood or bamboo. In addition to hanging baskets, there are also knotted plant and book shelves in macramé style.
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What is macramé?
Migramah (ميجراما) is Arabic for woven or knotted fabric. Macramé is Spanish and derives from the Arabic term. Macramé is an oriental knotting technique for fabric to decorate wall decorations and jewelry. Mostly the knotted and patterns consist of many small knots, which form ornaments and symbolic patterns.
Where does macramé come from?
Just like in the art of fabric printing, almost every culture has its own knotting techniques. The art of macramé originated in the Far East and was probably brought to Europe from the Orient in the 13th century by traveling merchants, crusaders and the Moors. Common products were mainly tablecloths, wall hangings or bedspreads.
Macramé wall hangings and their history?
In the Western world, the art of macramé found great popularity, especially in the 1970s. First, tablecloths were misappropriated and hung on the wall. After this gained more and more interest in private as well as public space, more exotic wall hangings were knotted. These were decorated with natural found objects such as shells, stones or decorated pieces of wood. A modern macramé wall hanging today also decorate small mirrors or fairy lights. In a homemade wall hanging are sometimes also personal mementos such as jewelry or souvenirs linked.