Facts on Macrame

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The forgotten, then revived, then forgotten again art of macrame is quite simply knot tying. The ancient Arabs and Chinese made it an art form. The homemakers of the 1970s made it a craft.


The word "macrame" is Arabic for "fringe," named after the thirteenth century rug weavers who finished the edges of the loomed material with decorative knots.

Decorative arts and crafts of the 1970s

Time Frame

Creating macrame plant hangers and decorative wall hangings made a comeback in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


The art of macrame is tying intricate knots by hand without needles or hooks, making it harder for seniors or those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Fine silk threads are used in the craft of macrame to make lace, while jute rope is used for plant hangers and wall decorations.

Expert Insight

Chinese macrame is based on 12 basic knots named for their astrological significance.


Use items made from macrame knots for everything from lace to curtains to hammocks.

Fun Fact

The craft of macrame made the Top 10 list of "Stuff White People Used to Like" on the Internet.

Who Can Help

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