I didn't ask for 'Da Mask.' I wanted the DAMASK!!!

The damask as a fabric is an old weave, at least 1700 years old in fact. It was one of the five basic weaving techniques that were used along the Mediterranean by both the Byzantines and the Islamic.

I'll be sure to post later all about those 5 early weaves, but this week isn't so much about the technical as it is about the aesthetic! 

 As a pattern, a damask is typically stylized flora and fauna designs that are repeated throughout, set on a linear or grid layout. Traditionally tone-on-tone, today's damasks can also be quite bold.

Whether it's a formal dining room or a funky teenage girls room, there's a damask out there for you!

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