All Bout Patterns – Damask In Your Rug

Damask is that pretty little ornate pattern you see just about everywhere you go. It’s pretty popular in formal events — weddings, bat mitzvahs, elegant tea parties — and it certainly has received a lot of praise in fashion lately! Where did this elaborate woven-look come from? The roots go as far back as the early Middle Ages — and no, not the 1950s. We’re talking Islamic and Byzantine weaving era, here. Originally, damasks were primarily monochromatic, with a repeated pattern sewn in metallic-colored thread on a backing of the same, flat color.

The word “damask” actually comes from Damascus, which was the place to shop back then. Damascus was part of the Silk Road, the major trading city of its time. People would travel from miles around to trade goods and, hopefully, go home with some fantastic fabric from which to make all of their home furnishings and clothing. Fourteenth-century France is where the term first popped up in writing, but just because it’s old does not mean it’s outdated. Damask is a classic that is always trending. It’s an archetype of class and status, regal, if you will. While the colors and images are constantly changing to fit more modern times, the style remains a staple of fashion today.

So, if you’re feeling like you could use a little sprucing up on the fancy fashion front, but are not sure you want to drench yourself in damask like a various rug in your honey home. These four items are sure to put a little relic of regality in your heart.

Add a more modern look to your floor with this stylish hand-tufted wool rug. Made with wool, this Uttermost 73006 Marseille Damask Rug is accented with burnt gold damask pattern in a medium cute pile for a more dashing and beautiful look.
Uttermost 73006 Marseille Damask Rug
Update your home decor with the trendy damask patterns of this stylish Uttermost 73007 Toulouse Rug In Damask Pattern. This rug is enthusiastically made from the finest washed, multi-textured, 100-percent wool in a loop pile. The color Blue-gray is all-match for other furniture.
Uttermost 73007 Toulouse Rug In Damask Pattern
Cover the floor of your living room, or pad the deck out back, by putting down this thick, luxurious Uttermost 73011 Valence Rug – Blue. It’s made from durable wool, so it will hold up in high-traffic areas and fare just as well outside in the elements. Its unique design makes this rug a perfect addition to any home.
Uttermost 73011 Valence Rug - Blue
Add an elegant feel to your decor with this contemporary damask area rug – Uttermost 73012 Valence Rug – Chocolate. Featuring a striking laurel green damask pattern, this abstract rug is easy to clean, durably constructed for longevity. It’s the perfect pop of color for any home.
Uttermost 73012 Valence Rug - Chocolate
Try these fresh looks, and amaze your admirers with your history of what makes damask so delightful! There are plenty more where these gems came from, so browse around and see what suits you.

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