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damask

(dăm`əsk) [from DamascusDamascus
, Arabic Dimashq or ash-Sham, city (1995 est. pop. 1,500,000), capital of Syria and of its Damascus governorate, SW Syria, on the eastern edge of the Anti-Lebanon Mts. It is Syria's largest city and its administrative, financial, and communications center.
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], fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by the weaving; e.g., the ground may be in twill weave, and the contrasting design in satin. True damasks are flat and reversible, thus differing from brocades. Splendid patterns, silks, and dyes were used by the Damascus weavers, sometimes with the addition of gold or silver thread. Fine linen table damask is one of the most beautiful examples of the modern weavers' art, in both pattern and texture. Double damask has more picks, or threads, to the inch than single; compound damask has one or two warps and two fillings.

damask

[′dam·əsk]
(textiles)
A fabric with a satin-weave pattern against a plainwoven background, made on a jacquard loom.

damask

a. a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc.
b. table linen made from this
c. (as modifier): a damask tablecloth
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The Damask rose grows naturally in the Qalamoun Mountains, al-Sheikh Mountain, and some areas in the Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside.
It added that the first references to damask rose growing in Cyprus date back to the end of the 19th century and that the only areas ever recorded as producing a sizeable crop were the communities of Milikouri and Agros.
fully suppress the armed opposition and will be reluctant to seek a dialogue with it, but, this time, maybe on better terms for Damask,"
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Veedon Fleece, a custom weaving house whose current projects include commissions in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, launched its latest offering, Damask, at the show.
They are Zebra Print (in Hot Pink/White or Chocolate/White), Damask (in Red/White Damask or Black/White Damask), Scroll (in Turquoise/Red Scroll or Turquoise/Chocolate Scroll) and Harlequin (in Red/White or Pink/Green).
A beautiful white jasmine flower unfurls its petals on the carton, inviting you to inhale the delightful floral fragrance contained within--created by Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier--with its notes of bergamot, Damask rose, jasmine, incense extract, patchouli essence and Tonka bean.
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Zoffany's Grand Tour collection of Damask wallpapers reflect the cultural centres of the continent during the 18th and 19th centuries
TJ Hughes' selection of black tableware includes a 12-piece Jeff Banks Cappadocia damask pattern dinner set, pounds 20' black stem glasses from pounds 5 a pair' charger plate pounds 1' black and silver crackers pounds 5 a box.