Tassels by the hundreds – Passementerie in Marrakesh

I have just returned from a break in Marrakesh, one of my most favourite places, where I spent a few days wandering the souks and Medina and taking a lot of photographs of the Islamic and Moorish architecture.

By chance, I found the most wonderful shop buried deep in the Medina where they sell only tassels.  Every size, colour, type and style was catered for.  Materials were mainly silk but they had some very cool leather ones as well which I have not seen before.  The owner was lovely, and can make me some to my size specifications and ship them to me.

I usually only use tassels for either curtains or as key tassels, but these got me wondering what else they can be used for?  I found these ones used as lights which are quite different:

Here they are used behind picture frames:

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