In the English language, there are two types of “curtain ties”, i.e. tiebacks and holdbacks. The functional benefits of the two items are similar. In Europe, it is widely used for holding back or securing large and heavy curtains into the desired position, such as window blinds, bed curtains, room dividers, and so on. They can differ in shape and material. Most of the curtain holdbacks are usually made of metal or tightly woven threads that resemble curtain tassels. However, the shapes are mostly shorter and more compact and without the tassel knobs. You can view the premium quality genuine brass holdbacks at Siangthai & Sons.