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Damask Fabric

What is Damask Fabric?

  • Damascus, the city where this kind of cloth was first created, and it is where the fabric we know as damask got its name. 
  • Fabrics made of damask are highly regarded for their ornateness and detailed designs, both of which may be reversed.
  • However, with today's advanced textile machines, it's not difficult at all to create damask designs that are quite intricate.
  • Damask fabric was traditionally woven from silk, cotton, or wool; however, there are now synthetic varieties of damask weaves available.
  • Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, and often have the pattern in a satin weave that is warp-faced, while the ground is a sateen or weft-faced weave.
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History

  • The term "damask" was first used in Western literature in a manuscript written in France around the 14th century. 
  • As a result of the fact that, at the time, countries located within the boundaries of current France and Italy were the commercial capitals of the globe, French merchants were responsible for inspecting and classifying the vast majority of the world's textiles at some point.
  • It is unknown precisely when humans in the Middle East began weaving cloth with damask patterns, but historians have known for a long time that damask, tabby, twill, tapestry, and lampas were the five primary textile products of Byzantium and Arabia during their heydays. 
  • With the exception of Spain, which was inhabited by Muslims all the way up to the 15th century, the popularity of this fabric type began to decline about the time when the Middle Ages began.
  • Weavers continued to experiment with woolen and cotton damasks in addition to silk damasks during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, even though silk remained the most common material for damasks throughout this time period. 
  • Because the silkworms that lived in Asia were so far away from Western Europe, silk damasks developed into somewhat of a luxury good that was reserved for the nobles.
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What Makes it Stand Out?

Texture

A thick fabric is produced by the damask design, which is characterized by a very close weave that incorporates many thread layers.

Shine 

In most cases, the satin weave method is used to weave damask, which results in the cloth having a glossy and shining quality.

Durable

Damask is a best choice for clothes and household goods that are frequently used, like upholstered chairs and sofas, because of its incredible strength and durability, which are both contributed to by the tight weave.

Application and Uses

Apparel

Dresses, gowns, shirts, jackets, etc.

Home Furnishing 

Table linen, napkins, tablecloths, etc.

Accessories

Wallpaper, handbags, scarves, etc.

New Age Innovations

  • Damask is now produced in such large quantities and at such low cost that part of its regal appeal has been lost.
  • Fabric with a damask pattern is not only simple to obtain but also quite affordable, thanks in large part to the development of petrochemical fibers in the 20th century.
  • Damask fabrics have become more affordable as a result of the development of the computerized Jacquard loom, which made it feasible to automate the weaving process. This led to an increase in accessibility to damask textiles.

Care Instructions

  • These fabrics should either be cleaned by hand or put through the delicate cycle of a washing machine, during which they should be washed in cold water with a gentle detergent.
  • If you are washing the damask fabric on the gentle cycle, you should put it in a mesh laundry bag to reduce the risk of it being snagged.
  • Damask fabric should not be cleaned with bleach.
  • If you want to preserve the internal structure of a damask item of clothing, like a blazer, you should probably dry clean it instead of washing it in the washing machine.
  • Tumbled dry at a medium-low setting.
  • Always place a pressing cloth between the iron and the damask fabric to prevent the iron from catching the fabric's looser threads and avoid damage to the fabric.

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1 comment


  • Ravendra Sinh

    Dear team,
    I required dinning table mate in white fabric. If available kind send some pics.


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