Date: September 20, 2021 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek |
It’s hard to imagine that a pattern popular in the Middle Ages is still relevant—and esteemed—in today’s design world; however, that’s just the case for damask. Dating back as early as 300 B.C. in China, damask takes its name from Damascus, a city that was a common trading stop along the Silk Road. In its purest form, it is produced on silk with the ornate, deftly created pattern rising out of a monochromatic background. In more contemporary interpretations, the elaborate motif can be found on a variety of fabrics from linen to cut velvet, making it a versatile and graceful addition to any home’s décor.