Decorative Knots, Macrame Wall Art Created By Tying Knots
Macrame Wall Art – Soon I want you to get your head out of the 70s because this decorative knot is not your mom’s macrame. But like macrame, these decorative knots are born on the ships of history. Sailors from historical and modern times are masters of knot ties. Knots are used for everything, as a way of securing things to the deck, moving objects from ship to ship; they are even used to decorate fences, poles, and bottles.
This art form is brought to us by world sailors known as Marlinspike Seamanship. Sailors will be creative and make things like hammocks, bell rings, belts, bags and mats they will sell or barter when they arrive at the harbor. This will help spread their art around the world and it will be known as macrame wall art.
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Although marlinspike voyages retain its power throughout history, art macrame wall art almost falls from the face of the earth. It was not until the 1970s that decorative knot art would regain its lost popularity. It was our parents in a hippie and grunge crowd in the early 70s who took these knots and started making things like wall hangings, bed sheets, small shorts, skirts, tablecloths, curtains, plant hangers, and jewelry. This awakening was short-lived and would end in the late 80s early 90s.