the art of knotting cord or string in patterns to make decorative articles.
Macramé has phased in and out of popularity over the decades. Originated by Arab weavers (and the word migramah meaning "fringe") who would tie off the ends of their hand-loomed goods into decorative fringes.
It became a mark of a well-styled household in the Victorian era when many tablecloths, bedspreads and curtains were made in this style - then described as adding a "fairy-like" adornment. It also made its' way to the fashion world decorating everything from ball gowns to underlinens.
Macramé regained popularity in the 1970s. Clothing, tablecloths, draperies, and even jewelry were all being crafted by tying knots cotton, twine, linen, leather, and yarn. There wasn't a household in North America that didn't have this decorative feature in their home.
The most common macramé focal point was the plant hanger; and that's the item that has (thankfully) made its' way back in style. If you're as obsessed with this vintage-inspired home trend as we are, you can pick up your own macramé plant hanger in the shop for $32!