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furniture embellished with tassles

A tassel is a finishing feature for fabric. The tassel is the exclamation point of a fabric sentence. It is a decorative detail used to make something more attractive. A tassel is a universal ornament that is seen in varying versions in many cultures. You see them everywhere, from Egyptian tombs to yak harnesses in Tibet.

image of necklace

They are an element in many ethnic backgrounds, from Jewish (where tassels are used on prayer shawls) to Scottish (where tassels appear on bagpipes, socks and the all-important sporran that keeps the kilt from flying up). Like many other forms of decoration, they can be enjoyed for the visual and tactile pleasure or to designate marital status, military rank and social class.

image of a wollen shawl with tassles

image of decorated military uniform

Some experts feel that the interior design world is resurrecting the opulence of the 1880’s tassel use today. You will find home furnishings catalogs replete with tasseled chair cushions, rug corners, drapes, window shades and picture hangers.


So join the resurgence and add a touch of class to a lamp, armoire, drawer knob, or drapery tie back. When ordering a sofa, chair or pillows, add some bullion tassel trim to upgrade the look.

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles on door knob

image of fringe tassles on wall

image of fringe tassles on chair

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

image of fringe tassles

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