Monday, May 17, 2010

patterned Up

iThe damask is a bold, reversible pattern created by weaving. Originating in the Middle Ages, it got its name from the city of Damascus, Syria. Damasks from this time usually had several colors, including the use of metallic threads, and had a display of animals, people, plants, and other pictures. For samples of early damasks, click here. Today, more modern damasks feature solid, bold colors with geometric shapes. Below are some great pieces by fellow Etsiers.


Uptown Damask Lamp and Shade by SparrowsNest1 $80.00

All the items can be found on Etsy. More history on damasks can be found here.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Such beautiful finds! Thanks for including my laptop decal with such talent!

-jamie kay

Sparrow's Nest said...

Awww...thanks so much for adding my lamp to this lovely list of damask items! Well done.

Brigitte said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for including my place cards!!
You are too sweet!