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Venetian blinds are versatile and efficient. They can be adjusted without too much difficulty, to control the amount of light required or to allow you some privacy.

 

The blinds come in bold, bright colors, contemporary patterns and textures.

 

Before the modern venetian blinds were created, a primitive form of blind had been in use for centuries, serving a similar function to the blinds of today.

 

Inhabitants of these earlier times would hang wet cloths over the windows in their huts for cooling purposes.

 

Reeds were attached together by the Egyptians. The Chinese used bamboos in a similar way, and as time went by cloths became more delicate and pleasing to the eye.

 

Travelling Venetian traders came across a type of venetian blind in Persia and introduced them to Venice and Paris.

 

John Webster, who came from London, was the trailblazer of venetian blinds in the United States in 1767.

 

Venetian blinds were on show at the Independence Hall in Philadelphia when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

 

John Hampson, of New Orleans, designed a method to adjust the angle of the slats in 1841.

 

At the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century wooden blinds were still extremely popular in America.

 

Venetian blinds are slatted with a number of long horizontal strips of metal or vinyl connected in rows.

 

As a rule the slats are attached with string so that they can be turned to allow the light to pass through them.

 

They can also be turned flat to block the light from outside.

 

Usually, the turning of the slats is accomplished by rotating a metal plastic piece found at the upper corner of the blinds.

 

A string or pull allows the blinds to be raised as well as removing them entirely from obscuring the window.

 

Battery operated remote controlled venetian blinds are the perfect answer for the less abled person.

 

 

 

 

 
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