Chic and feminine, the tassels that were once seen on garments as a finishing accessory, are now seen everywhere and are definitely stylish and intriguing. Crafted with colorful threads and adorned with beautiful embellishments, tassels have found their path through blankets, rugs, curtains, decorations, pillows, sarees and now to the latest trending jewelry. Jewellery designers have used various forms of the tassels and crafted beautiful pieces that continue to rule the fashion segment.
The History of Tassels
Every fashion trend finds its inspiration from the basics. The same holds true for the tassel trend as well. The word ‘tassel’ is derived from a Latin word “tassau" which means a clasp or a lock at the end of a garment. For a long time in various parts of the world, including India, tassels were tied as knots while weaving to prevent the garments from tangling. Soon, it became a sign of prestige and was attached to garments of reputation including the attire of priests, military men, scholars and the learned. In Egypt tassels with certain stones and gems were worn as a talisman to ward off evil spirits and the bad eye.
The 16th century saw a whole new trend for the tassels that was created by the French. The art of ‘passementerie’ was introduced that revolved around crafting decorative trimmings like the tassels, braids, fringes and so on that could be easily added on to fashionable clothing as well as upholstery.
Tassel - Fashion Revolution
It is amazing how the little tassels have created an instant connect with jewelry designers of today. From necklaces to earrings to bracelets, tassels can be paired with just about any of your favorite accessories giving it an instant touch of style and elegance. The swinging of the tassel adds a fun element to your accessories making them pump up your style and exuberance.
Remember, tassels can go for any and every occasion and is one trend where you really can’t go wrong. So go on, experiment and live the tassel trend.