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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 man-made 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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I don't think there is the slightest possibility of Miss Polly's being either," added Sydney with a look which made it evident that concealment had not seriously damaged Polly's damask cheek as yet.
It was a good large room with big closets, and a bed which might have served for a whole boarding-school, to say nothing of a couple of oaken presses that would have held the baggage of a small army; but what struck Tom's fancy most was a strange, grim-looking, high backed chair, carved in the most fantastic manner, with a flowered damask cushion, and the round knobs at the bottom of the legs carefully tied up in red cloth, as if it had got the gout in its toes.
The carving of the back gradually assumed the lineaments and expression of an old, shrivelled human face; the damask cushion became an antique, flapped waistcoat; the round knobs grew into a couple of feet, encased in red cloth slippers; and the whole chair looked like a very ugly old man, of the previous century, with his arms akimbo.
The old man seemed gradually blending into the chair, the damask waistcoat to resolve into a cushion, the red slippers to shrink into little red cloth bags.
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For restoration work at the Ludwig pleasure palace in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the manufacture of woven fabrics of a 100 linear meters of silk and damask fabric Posamentierarbeiten, 20 m stems fringe with braid and 4 pcs tiebacks advertised.
The Love Bird Damask Stationery Collection features the well-known damask pattern with a perfect twist for weddings.
Alternatively, its Jonelle Damask oyster bed linen would give any bed a luxury feel.
The rich damask range - which costs pounds 55 for a single quilt cover - comes in complete contrast to the to the simple Mitford woven checks in deep charcoal on biscuit which store spokesman James Olley thinks are perfect for loft-style living or an attic conversion.
Your nearest colour match is maroon as shown here or there is one with a damask pattern.
JUST DAMASK Mixing patterns is fun but add relief from each layer so everything can breathe.
The damask embroidered panel blue duvet and pillowcase set is priced pounds 40-pounds 70 and the blue filigree throw is pounds 60.