Materials & Finishes - Damask

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Materials & Finishes - Damask

Originally made of silk, that came to us from China via Damascus. In the XIII Century, Marco Polo gave an interesting tale about it. It is one of the oldest and most popular cloths to be found today. Very elaborate designs are possible. Cloth is beetled, calendared and the better qualities are gross-bleached.

This very durable, reversible fabric is also known to shed dirt. With Damask, the firmer the texture, the better the quality. It launders well and holds a high luster – particularly in linen. Price range varies a great deal. The quality depends on the yarn used and the thread count.

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  • Rick Malatesta
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