Curtain Hooks. Possibly from this century, probably the late 20th.
Wait, perhaps some of you might say, aren’t these “new”. Yes, sorta. But see, when we went to buy new curtains about 3 years ago, we quickly realized that the built-in fixtures in our place (c. 1950s/60s) which have hook holders for these types of hooks are no longer in vogue.
Nope, it’s all rods and poles these days, and things with fancy names –
- Swag Holders
as one specialty curtain store lists them.
The humble curtain hook has had its day.
In fact these are not even as basic as some of the others we have, which are sharp and pointy and unpleasant.
We ended up hanging the new curtains with a kind of adapter hook thingamabob. No pole required.
These are only useful for making pretty patterns. Although technically the sheers in one room still use these hooks and if one should break they are functional backups.
Status: Research patterns and see how many can be configured from these hooks.