Indeed, as more people spend time and resources into
beautifying their homes because of the pandemic, there has been a resurgence of
different kinds of design and aesthetics. What was before seen as a purely
hipster or indie aesthetic, modern macramé has finally found a way to innovate
itself from being a 1970s relic into having a trendy Nordic appeal.
Historically, decorative macramé dates back to the 13th century,
where Arab weavers would use decorative knots to finish off their towels, veils,
and shawls. It then continued to spread to Europe, arriving in England in the
late 17th century, where it said that Queen Mary herself taught macramé weaving
classes to her ladies-in-waiting.
Nowadays, macramé continues to appear in various forms and
shapes, made from cotton twine, linen, jute, yarn, or hemp cords. Transcending its
historical roots in towels and scarves, many of them are now appearing as home décor.
What’s special about macramé is that it is 100 percent
handmade, born from the passion and creativity of its weaver. This makes every
piece extra special. Just look at the dainty touch it adds to any space, making
an otherwise flat and rigid canvass turn into something more homey and
We’ve been spending a lot of time browsing through Instagram
shops offering woven macramé design, and we’ve compiled some of our favorites—from
the usual wall décor to the more practical uses of macramé like yoga strap,
plant pot holders, and even pet hammocks! Check out the gallery below!