Macrame makes a fashionable comeback in Malaysia as unique wearable art


We are seeing creative Malaysians using macrame to create stand-out jewellery pieces. Photo: Nurtureknots

You may perceive it as old-fashioned, but there is more to macrame than meets the eye. Not just a 1970s fad, knotting twine together has become a modern thing – especially if done right and with careful attention to aesthetics.

Chinese-American artist Windy Chien gained fame for twisting ropes into beautiful art. Her 2016 book The Year Of Knots, which documented how she learned to tie a new knot every day for 365 days, was a major hit among millennials.

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