We are obsessed with Macrame interior design pieces right now! We especially love that any design can be a "Do It Yourself" piece. Macrame comes from the early 1200's when Arabic weavers used the word "migramah" meaning "fringe". The Babylonians and Assyrians used macrame plaiting and braiding in costumes and day to day clothing. Macrame spread throughout North Africa and through France, to the rest of Europe. Later, sailors used macrame in eccentric knots to decorate tools, utensils and to decorate ships.
Today, Macrame is trending in curtains, carpets, baskets, wall deco, for suspending plant pot holders mid-air, and even in friendship bracelets exchanged amongst school girls. With Macrame, the possibilities are endless. Macrame materials range from cotton twine, linen, hemp, jute, leather and yarn. Macrame adds special personality to any room because it is often hand-made. To add detail and vibrance, some macrame pieces are dipped into dye. You can make your own at home to achieve an earthy atmosphere!
The Hot Crown Team