A short history of horizontal blinds.

Horizontal blinds as shading systems have their roots as far back as Ancient Egypt when the Egyptians wove reeds into slats to keep out the sun's shadow, while controlling light at the same time.

The first records of horizontal or Venetian blinds actually arriving in Venice show that they were returned to commercial shipments from Asia and the Middle East, which first delivered slatted blinds to Italy, where they slowly grew in popularity.

Visit of Paul Jones Constitutional Convention- J. L. Jerome 1760

It wasn't until the 18th century that migrants from Italy began to spread Venetian (horizontal) blinds, first to France, then to England and America.

Tea- James Tissot, 1872 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Originally, horizontal blinds were made of wood, painted in a wide variety of colours and generally made of fixed wide slats, until the early 20th century, when they began to be made of aluminium.

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