A Short History of Macrame. Historia del Macrame.

Although sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese knotting’, the history of macramé dates back long before it was discovered in China. It is believed to have had originated in Arabia during the 13th century. When the Moors conquered Spain in 711 AD, they brought this artform with them. From Spain, it spread to other European countries. Sailors then picked up on the technique and kept it alive over the years. While out to sea, these sailors would knot thick twine into decorated pieces that could be sold or traded when they went ashore.

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Aunque algunas veces es llamado “anudado chino”, la historia del macrame data de mucho antes que fuera descubierta China.  Se cree que fue originado en Arabia en el siglo 13.

Cuando los moros conquistaron Espana llevaron este arte. Desde Espana se difundio a otros paises Europeos. Los soldados tomaron esta tecnica y la mantuvieron viva por anos, mientras navegaban , con diferentes nudos trabajaban las cuerdas gruesas haciendo piezas decorativas que despues vendian o intercambiaban cuando llegaban a tierra.

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Published on November 25, 2006 at 6:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

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