In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1damasco masculinebefore noun damask silk — damasco de seda masculine
- damask tablecloth — mantel de damasco
- Silk weaving gave rise to an even greater range of products and styles than the weaving of cotton - brocades, damasks, gauzes, satins, etc., in endless variety.
- For the most part, kids want something cool that their friends feel comfortable hanging out in and a silk damask couch is not it.
- The gown in Plate XIV is of worsted brocaded damask that was pressed after weaving to polish the surface.
- Marion put the silk damask gown Rose had worn to the evening meal in the chest and closed the lid.
- Fabrics here include silk damask devores, silk damask and stripes and plains inspired by Imperial Russia.
- Dusty pink flowered silk damask was twisted into an evening gown slashed at the sides to reveal little lozenges of flesh.
- The new decor is cool and pleasant - pale walls, nicely-spaced tables laid with what seems like red damask, rich green carpet with a heraldic design, two fresh peonies on each table.
- On this rug are four elaborately carved wooden chairs upholstered with luxuriously patterned damask.
- Margaret wore a gown trimmed in crimson and the Countess of Surrey bore her train, while James was magnificent in white damask with crimson satin sleeves.
- Of a similar date but prettier is a pair of Chinese-yellow damask shoes together with a matching robe altered to form a dressing gown.
- Leather, damask, and embroidered seats replaced cane and rush.
- She described a line of furniture that included rich, ornately carved mahogany pieces and very crisp, tailored upholstery in silk and damask.
- So I dressed in a gown made of green damask and white silk.
- The chair, with its handsome gilding, is covered in a crimson silk damask that is similar to the original.
- Each mattress takes four hours to make and only Jacquard woven damask from Belgium is used in the production.
- Throughout the pavilion, the most costly materials were used: precious wood veneers and lacquer for furniture, silk damasks and velvets for upholstery, furs for coverlets and throws.
- Draping tables in red and black damask is a simple, dramatic way to transform an eating area inexpensively.
- The slip seat retains its original leather covering and foundation upholstery underneath modern blue damask.
- Even centuries later, the rich damasks and velvets favored for upholstery would be seen as the height of chic.
- Wallcoverings made by shaking finely chopped fibers over a pattern printed in varnish or other sticky material to give the appearance of velvet or damask.
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