Damask Linens, Prints and Fabrics

by interior designer

in Accessories,General

Damask print has traditionally been connected to riches, sophistication, formality and highly stylish interiors. Generally it’s made of weaves with one warp and one weft, where the warp satin and weft sateen weaves are interchanged.

History tells us that Damask was first produced in China, India, Persia, and Syria. It then spread throughout the Byzantine Empire and came to be known as ‘diaspron’ or ‘diaper’ in the city of Constantinople. However by the 12th Century the city of Damascus in modern day Syria gave its name to the cloth due to richness and variety of textiles that could be found there.

damask-fabric-pattern-examplesDamask floral print is now commonly made in many natural and man-made fabrics. These include wool, silk, cotton, linen and synthetic fibres. Patterns range from flowers and fruit through to animals and fantasy creatures. For many years it has been used for table cloths and linens but is now being seen in other forms such as on furniture, soft furnishings and on replicated on wallpaper.

Traditionally the designs have been two different tones of the same color but in modern forms, bold and vibrant color combinations are being developed. These include black and yellows; green and blues; and pink and brown.

The following are a few examples of Damask designs on every day items you can find in the home.

damask-needlepoint-pillowRed Damask Needlepoint Pillow 18 x 18 Pillow

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damask-light-pendants-black-and-whiteAmelia 6 Black Damask Bronze Three-Light Mini Pendant

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damask-rug-red-whiteDamask Red Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 3 In. Rug

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damask-moses-basket-baby-blueBlue Damask Moses Basket

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