MACRAME ARBORS

February 13, 2018

Tying the knot; quite literally!

 

Macrame is a form of textile-making that utilizes the technique of knotting rather than traditional weaving or knitting. Adopted by sailors throughout the years, macrame was used to decorate anything from knife handles, bags, to parts of ships in elaborate and ornamental knotting forms.

 

Today we are seeing a revival of this old tradition in fashion and home decor which perfectly encapsulates every bohemian. The beauty of choosing a macrame arbor is that it can be used throughout your new home with your loved one, doubling up as a room divider or simply a piece of art attached to driftwood. 

 

Symbology of Macrame: 

Setting sail into a new adventure with the love of your life! 

A commitment and eternal promise. 

A loving protection.

 

Below are a few ideas that are sure to inspire. 

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of Macrame

 

The earliest examples of macrame dates back to the 13th century, when Arabian rug makers tied off their finished rugs with knotted fringe. The word macrame comes from this practice. It means fringe in Arabic. By the early 14th and 15th centuries, macrame had migrated to Italy and France. It was a popular way for sailors to pass the time while at sea for long periods, and supplemented their skills with mending nets, which use many of the same knots. Macrame work was popular in 19th century Britain, but fell into obscurity for decades. 
 

 

 

 A vintage Ditty Bag that was used by sailors to store tools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very old collection of macrame objects framed. 

 

 

 

A vintage cane. 

 

 

Vintage macrame sailors bunk curtain.

 

 

 

 

 If I find more I'll add it to this post. 

 

xx have a great day!

 

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