The craft known as Macrame dates back to the 500 B.C; Where the Persians and the Syrians where using it for making their own cloths. In the 13th century it arrived in Spain with the Moorish conquerors and spread through Europe where it was used for making vests, wall hangers and carpets; Using strings made of cotton, jute, flax and silk. it is a very antique technique.
In the late 17th century, Macrame was introduced in England. During the 19th century it became fashionable in the British and American world,. All kinds of necklaces with glass beads, hammocks, bell fringes and belts were made.
It was taken to South and North America, by the sailors from Europe that were spending long hours in the ocean making all kinds of knotting to decorate their ships, their knifes and their wine bottles.
Macramé jewelry became popular in America within the “hippie movements”, starting in the 70’s using mostly square and granny knots, using Hemp string, combining it with handmade glass beads and natural elements like bone, shell and stones.
In the 20th century Macrame became one of the most popular crafts making an unlimited number of possibilities; using materials like Hemp, Polyester and waxed polyester string.
MACRAME IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CRAFTS AND ITS TRENDY AND MODERN STYLES ARE RETAKING THIS WORLD
Macramé today is very popular in central and south America. There are many forms
of knotting and the weaving techniques are very similar everywhere in the world, even if artisans from Argentina weave differently than those from China, both of them are based on the same basic square knot.
Macrame has reached more complex levels than anyone could have ever imagined, Home decor and interior design became the new field for this unique craft. top Hollywood actors,musicians and influencers are talking about it. From Japan to Argentina, a new concept in art has reborn and it is being used to decorate businesses and private homes, boutique hotels and display apparels, used for modeling clothing and stage wear performance. It is used in movies and custom cinema scenarios and all kinds of wearable designs are being created by the day.