Tassels are trending everywhere!
Tassels have an interesting history and have been around for quite some time. The tassel has always been a symbol of power and prestige. The word "tassel" originated from "tassau" translated from the Latin, referring to a clasp at the neck of a garment.
In the beginning, tassels served as a wearing knot in garments to prevent unraveling. Then they started to take on a more powerful role being worn by priests and military officers to ward off evil spirits. Tutankhamen, Egyptian pharaoh was actually unearthed from his tomb wearing tassels around his neck!
Tassels were then used for trimmings on furniture and clothing and were fancied by royals and aristocrats in the western world. Scholars from Oxford and Cambridge affixed them to their caps to mark intellectual superiority. Shortly the rest of the world caught on and added them to just about everything...the tassel added a sense of strength, importance and beauty.
Trending today the tassel can be found added to jewelry and clothing and handbag designs as well as in home decor and design.
Tassels are fringy, fun, and fabulous!!