The skill of tasseling is employed to create “tassles” which are decorative ornaments used on curtains, pillows and upholstered furniture. It consists of a group of loose threads which are bound together on one end to create these decorative fringes. Tasseling is often used as a finishing and decorative step in making crafts. Although it has been used by several cultures around the world, tasseling has always been a central feature of fabric decoration in Egypt.
Specifically, Markaz works with the women of Sinai to revive and develop crafts which utilize the skill of tasseling. The tassels they create are used to decorate several of Markaz’s cloth products such as pillows and upholstered furniture items.