With so many stunning products and ever-changing interior trends, it can be easy to overlook the fascinating history behind them. Many of today’s popular trends have some seriously intriguing origins that go back thousands of years. What some might see as a fun, textured wall hanging is actually a ceremonial hat worn by royalty in Cameroon, and what you might write off as ‘70s-era tie-dye could actually have roots in 8th century Japan.
Keep scrolling for the brief backstory on some of today’s most popular trends.
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