Yolette. Ottoman. July 27th , 2017.
World War One ended Ottoman rule in these parts of the world, but not the spread of its cherished footstool. Even after the empire lost its power, the name stuck to this very versatile and useful footrest and its popularity spread like wild fire, especially in America. In one sense, the ottomans have reconquered a large share of the world and arguably, more people know the name now than they did when the real Ottomans were in control.
To give a more comprehensive definition of ottoman, it can be said that an ottoman is a heavy ribbed fabric of a mixture of silk and wool or cotton. They are also known as ottoman silk. According to many scholars, an ottoman was the first evercushioned seat without back or arms, or a storagebox with a padded top. There are many types of ottomans that might suit ones home and purpose, and give the room the charm one is looking for.
Using ottomans in home décor is not new, and according to the Encyclopaedia* Britannica (not Wikipedia) the ottoman has been with us since the late 18th century when it was introduced to Europe from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire). Its origins are irrelevant to its current use, which is as a footstool or a seat. Some ottomans consist of a small padded seat standing on four legs, while others are in the form of a padded box with a hinged lid the storage ottoman.
Need a storage tray with your leather ottoman? Well, we have exactly what you need. This storage ottoman has a tray that is hidden below the seating cushion. This works absolutely perfect for keeping your remotes, TV guides, newspapers, letters, batteries easily accessible. If you are like me, you spend 23 minutes every day just searching for the darn remote. Why waste the time when you can know exactly where it is every time. This is a great addition for your media room.
But in the olden days, people were very adept of making fine and luscious leather. No two pieces of leather look the same they each have their own unique characteristics. That is what makes them so precious. Omnia Leather is one of the best leather manufacturers in the U.S. It is based in California and offers dozens of colors and grades. Much of Omnias leather comes from a European tannery in Sweden. The hides are shipped to the U.S. and then stretched onto the Americanmade frames.
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