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Roundup: Tassels

While I'm fairly certain that anything Mad Men's Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) reclines against will look gorgeous, this pillow is an instant eye-catcher even without the redhead's influence. The tassels are the secondary scene stealer here.

Tassels, which can be found everywhere from curtains to pillows, are both a pretty and functional decoration. Thousands of years ago, the tassel was used by weavers to tie off rugs, blankets, and garments with knots. Louis XV of France was also a big tassel fan, and during the time that he used them, the tassel came to be associated with high social status. While tassels themselves are now used to tie back curtains or as drawer pulls, they're also incorporated into many pieces of furniture and decorative accents.

Most of the tassels that I've rounded up have a more of a bohemian feel than Joanie's tasseled pillow. To see my faves,

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