Tatting is a form of lace made up of a set of knots and pins. This technique is traditionally performed with one or two small shuttles used to store and handle the yarn.
Tatting is one of the oldest techniques. Archaeologists have found traces of this lace in the pyramids ...
However, the technique as we know it seems to be established in the 16th century, but geographically undetermined: in Italy, Germany, England or France? But we know for sure that it was in the 18th and 19th centuries that Tatting had its glory days in France, being an art appreciated by the aristocracy. During this period, there are many reflections of frivolity in art.
Since 2020, tatting has been incorporated into The National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in France. It is a great accomplishment for this almost forgotten technique, but above all, a great advance in making frivolity recognized as an art in itself.
Marie-Antoinette. Castle of Versailles.