With the lack of modern paved road, Romans used to travel on foot, horse, and carts. The heat, wind and dust abundant in the air made the atmosphere very unpleasant, even indoors. To solve this dusty problem, the Romans hung damp pieces of cloth by their window, thus giving birth to the first Roman blinds.
Entrepreneurs realised the huge potential of the trend. Eventually, they manufactured roman blinds on commercial quantity, experimenting with a variety of patterns and style. As the years went by, the designs evolved into something more sophisticated. Today, roman blinds are made of slats connected to cords. When the blind is raised using the cord, the slats of fabric are pulled together to create pleats.