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History of Macrame

History of Macrame

During the Victorian era, in the 1970s, macramé became famous in England. most of the women there are able to make macramé crafts. Queen Mary from England teaches how to make this macrame to women in England. Until then, homes in the Victorian era used macramé as decoration, from their sheets, curtains, tablecloths, and clothing.

Macrames have a very long history. In the 13th century, the term makrame was taken from the Arabic word migramah which means fringe. However, some references say that makrame comes from the word makrama which in Turkish means a towel. Every towel in Turkey has an extra thread at the end of the weave.

Then, the macrame decoration is used by Arab weavers to finish the ends of their weaving. Initially the macrame was used to lock the ends of the weave so that the threads do not reopen. By the Babylonians and Assyrians, this weaving was then brought to Europe via North Africa, which then spread to Spain.

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