(Glossary Term)

A general term for monochrome patterned fabric with contrasting textures. The technical definition of the damasks referred to in this book is a simple weave structure that employs two types of weave, usually one would be warp-faced and the other weft-faced. Although the warp and wefts are often the same color, the different faces of the weaves reflect the light in a different way, allowing the eyes to perceive the damask design.

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