Oyster & Fawn Silk Damask - $30.00 yd.


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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.

  • This damask is medium weight with a lovely soft drape.
  • It is well suited to gowns, petticoats, banyans and wrappers or the 17th, 18th or 19th century as well as furnishings.
  • 100% silk 56 inches wide.

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