We can’t stop seeing tassels.
Tassels on pillows. Tassels on dresses. Tassels on towels, blankets, rugs and throws. (YES!)
Being curious kittens, we poked around the internet and found some fun facts about the history of the tassel and some clues about why we are so mystified with this trend.
In 16th century France, one apprenticed for seven years to learn the art of making a tassel. Seven. years.
A large, well crafted tassel could set you back thousands of dollars today.
A variation on the tassel, known as a tuft, helped identify a students social status on campus. Commoners wore black tufts on their caps, gentlemen-commoners wore gold tufts.
In Mesopotamia children wore tassels on their hoods to “protect them from malevolent spirits and ward off demons.”
It’s no wonder we are so preoccupied with them. They are full of history, status and magic not to mention the universal appeal.