HNW - Embroidering Damask

Linn Skinner skinner02 at
Fri May 7 01:22:19 PDT 1999

Although I can find no examples of embroidered damask before its popularity
in the late 19th century (primarily for ecclesiastic embroidery), it might
be helpful to note that voided silk velvet fabrics were lavishly embroidered
very early on (15th century) and then fabrics themselves were brocaded with
metallic threads in the 16th century.

There are some nice examples of the velvets on page 157 of Philippa Scott's
book "The Book of Silk"

Linn Skinner
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