The history of blinds
Blinds are now gaining more and more popularity, overtaking on usability, ease of use and aesthetic appearance of the curtains, Drapes and curtains. However, few people think about who owns the idea of creating this useful in the modern world of the invention.
One of the existing legend says that blinds, means «jealousy» is an invention of the hot-tempered Italian who couldn’t come to terms with the fact that his beautiful wife through the window to see another man. Jealous day after day, tightly closing all the curtains in the house, but his wife from a lack of daylight became ill, and she languished in her eyes. And then the resourceful Italian attached to the Windows of a thin plate, made of wood, which apparently created the appearance of whole cloth and became the prototype for the famous all blinds. The room was filled with light, and the glances of passers was not available all the things that happened in the apartment.
There is another story which ascribes widespread in Europe blinds no one else… French courtesans! Yes, these girls had the idea to use this window decoration in order to arouse males interest and passion. After all, through the shutters it is impossible to see who is in the room, but the «bars on the ropes» if they push back, opened the men’s part happens in the room and stirred the desire in them. Thus, imported from across the seas, the novelty quickly became popular.
However, according to scientists, the blinds were invented long before that, thousands of years ago. And they were invented by the Arabs, who had in parallel between a few wooden slats at 45 degree angle, and then borrowed by Europeans. The first blinds were unregulated, they perform only two functions: passed to the room the right amount of light and protect those in her people from outside attention. Later blinds have become a decoration, not only Windows, but also doors, glass partitions. They ceased to be exclusively horizontal, and appeared to their vertical counterparts.
In our country, vertical blinds have become known only in the 90-ies of XX century, however, immediately caught the fancy of Housewives. Why? It’s their practicality. In order to control the shutters, enough to touch hands only to sipes – special adjusts the slats, whereby they remain clean for a long time, eliminating the constant need for their washing and Ironing. In addition, modern manufacturers offer a wide range of blinds allows you to combine them with any interior, without losing the aesthetics of the room.