Tassel Materials Sources
A great reference for the history of ornament including tassels:
Franz Meyer’s “a handbook of ornament” (1920)
In another on-line book, The Art of Making: Tassels, the author makes her type 2 tassels with fringe that is flipped over. Nice idea but I think it would be just extra work.
I got most of my wooden beads from Fire Mountain Gems
Silk cord and thread:
I ordered my silk threads from Superior Threads, Aurora Silks and Lacis
Other sellers that have been recommended to me:
Redrock Threads: they carry the polyester Floriani 40 wt embroidery thread
Links to Tassel photos in Museums and Auction sites:
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