Groovy Macrame is Back!

Macrame was quintessential in the 1970's for that groovy boho style that was so popular with apartment dwellers. It has seen a comeback in recent years and now you can find all kinds of macrame products. I found these 4 pack macrame plant hangers on Amazon.I have 10 hanging up all around my house now. It's the perfect way to display plants and hide unattractive containers.
As a kid, I fell in love with macrame after seeing it in the apartment set of TV sitcom, Three's Company. In the 70's, macrame was lovingly handcrafted by artisans and hung around the home for decor and for functional purposes, such as plant hangers. Even the macrame crafting is back and sites like this have directions on how to make your own plant hangers!

A little History
Macrame comes from a 13th Century Arabic weavers’ word "migramah" meaning “fringe.”“Fringe” This refers to the decorative fringes on camels and horses which help to keep the flies off in the hot desert regions of northern Africa and throughout the centuries for primarily functional, utilitarian purposes. During Queen Victoria's reign it became a popular homemaker's craft for dutiful wives. It became popular in America in the 1960's and was used for various handicrafts such as lampshades, plant hangers, bracelets, necklaces, clothes, hammocks, window coverings, and wall hangings. Then in the 70's it had reached its zenith and most homes had at least one macrame plant hanger in it.

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