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Venetian Blinds: A History

r September 24, 2012 | B Blinds in History, Editor's Picks, Home Decor

The History of Venetian Blinds: Not so Venetian after all. In the earlier post Venetian Blinds: What Are They? we mentioned that the history of Venetian blinds goes back several centuries. As we continued to research a vast and rich history unfolded before us. We’re nerds about blinds around here, so we were excited to dig into the harrowed past of these iconic window coverings and share it with you! Image thanks to bertc.com Venetian Blinds appear in Edmund Charles Tarbell’s  painting from the turn of the 18th century,” The Venetian Blind.”  Although the early history of Venetian window blinds is mostly conjectural, they are thought to have originated in Persia, not Venice. Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through their trade interactions in…

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Venetian Blinds: What Are They?

r September 5, 2012 | B Editor's Picks, Solving Design Problems

Venetian Blinds are a tried and true window covering option that’s been around for centuries (Really! Find out more about their history) Even though many more varieties of modern blinds have come onto the market since then, let’s see why Venetian blinds are still a classic design choice for your home. Photo: Levolor 2′ Premium Wood Blinds Venetian blinds have 2″ horizontal slats made of aluminum, wood or plastic, one on top of another. In the United States, blinds with wooden slats are often listed as wood blinds, not Venetian. The slats are suspended by wide cloth tapes or cords which allow them to rotate in unison nearly 180 degrees. Photo: Blinds.com 2″ Aluminum Blinds Slats can be rotated so that the inner…

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