What Is Damask?

Damask is a firm reversible fabric made of silk, linen, cotton, wool or synthetic material, that features a woven pattern.

The distinctive woven patterns on damask fabric is achieved by weaving flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground.

Damask patterns are commonly produced in monochromatic or two-colours weaves in silk, linen or synthetic fibres such as rayon and feature patterns of flowers, fruit, and other ornate designs. The most popular damask in modern times, and the most distinctive, is the black and white damask.

Examples Of Damask Fabric Patterns

Black and white damask fabric

Black and white damask fabric

Blue and white damask fabric

Blue and white damask fabric

The Damask Pattern

While the damask name comes from the fabric the striking floral and ornamental pattern is often called damask whether it is used in fabric or not. The damask pattern is used nowadays on anything from paper products to wallpaper and even stencilled onto furniture. Damask patterns are often used in shabby chic designs and styling.

Black and white damask cupcake wrappers

Black and white damask cupcake wrappers

Damask wallpaper

Damask wallpaper

Damask pattern on a dresser

A dresser with a damask pattern – from twicelovely.com

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