When it comes to mirrors, you probably think of them as something everyone has in their home (you'd probably find it jarring if someone didn't have a mirror in their home). Though makeup and shaving mirrors are common, everyday items in today's society, they have a long and storied history.
Not only did people not used to have handheld mirrors, but many people didn't have mirrors at all. Before shopping for any decor pieces it is both interesting and important to know their history, and mirrors are no different.
We often take for granted how far makeup and shaving mirrors have come through the ages. Though it's hard to pinpoint exactly when humans' most primitive mirrors were invented, there is evidence to suggest that humans collected water in a vessel and used the water's reflection as a mirror.
Before you were able to own casual, every day mirrors such as makeup and shaving mirrors, they were considered much rarer and expensive. Purposefully manufactured mirrors have existed as far back 6000 BC when pieces of volcanic glass such as obsidian were polished by people who live in modern-day Turkey.
Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians began to use bronze and copper to make mirrors around 4000-3000 BC, while native Central and South Americans made stone mirrors around 2000 BC as well. Mirrors made from stone and metal, however, were problematic because they were nearly impossible to make completely flat, thus producing warped and blurred images.
To make modern mirrors such as the makeup and shaving mirrors we know today, reflective coating or metals are put on one side of the glass, flattening the surface and allowing you to see your reflection. These types of mirrors began to see prominence in the middle ages, but even then were costly pieces.
Fortunately, mirrors are mass-produced and affordable in today's society. No matter what you're looking for when it comes to makeup and shaving mirrors, decorAwesome has thousands of options to choose from so you can find the right one for you and your home.
If you're looking for mirrors for sale online, decorAwesome has several options sure to satisfy the pickiest shopper. We have a myriad of styles of wall & accent mirrors, and if you want to narrow your options to something more specific than your current filter of "Mirror Type: Makeup / Shaving", such as finding mirrors by brands like The Twillery Co. or Wildon Home® just use the filter options.
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