A history of blinds in Ottawa Life Magazine
“It may come as a surprise, but there is actually a fascinating history to window blinds. Archaeological evidence suggests that they appeared at about the same period in both the great Chinese and Egyptian civilizations. The first window blinds in ancient China were made of bamboo whereas ancient Egyptians weaved reeds into mats to create shades that worked much like modern roller blinds.”
Pick up a copy of Ottawa life from Friday the 16th of September, or download the article here.