Dark & Light Taupe Silk & Linen Damask - $22.00 yd.
Damask was a reversible pattern fabric made from several fibers, or combinations of fibers and used in clothing, table linens and furnishings according to Montgomery (pp 212-214) The large scale of this damask seemed to be most popular in the first half of the 18th century although there are many examples of it being re-used for a later period garment, well into the 80's. One example is found in Textiles in America (pp 212) and was thought to have been worn to the Mischianza ball in Philadelphia given in honor of Sir William Howe in 1778. It is clearly an earlier gown or possibly mantua remade to the center closing gown with faux robings of the 70's. You can find a selection of examples of garments with similar large scale damasks here.
- Our damask is 50% silk/ 50% linen and similar to the above mentioned damasks.
- It is well suited to gowns, petticoats, banyans and wrappers as well as furnishings.
- 59 inches wide.