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I mentioned damask as part of yesterday’s vintage wedding post, so today I’m going to focus on damask as a theme in its own right.
The History of Damask
The word comes from the Syrian city of Damascus, a huge weaving centre in the Middle Ages, and an important part of the Silk Road. Damask was usually woven using satin and sateen threads, although linen and wool were also used.
Damask was revived in the 13th Century, where the word began appearing in France and Italy. At first, most damask patterning was monochromatic, a shiny pattern standing out against a duller ground. Today, damask patterning is common in two or more colours, sometimes enhanced with brocade.
Black & White Damask
Black and white is one of the most popular color choices for a damask wedding, lending an easy elegance to any occasion. I’ve come across black candelabras against white linen; tall, slender damask lampshades as part of a centerpiece; frosted damask glasses and even wedding gowns embroidered with a damask pattern. A sophisticated twist to the black and white theme is to use a black ground with hints of white patterning.
JaclinArt has a superb range of graceful black and white damask invites:
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A third color is often used as an accent to break up the black and white. Although red is a favorite choice, all of the primary colors work well, while purple is now making its way onto the damask scene. Some couples do away with black and white altogether and experiment with exciting new color combinations.
Check out some of these color combos from JaclinArt!
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