- n. From the Anglo-Norman "damasc" and Latin "Damascus" meaning the name of the city. In English language, Damask could refer simply to silk, but the term referred to a weave with two faces, reversible, made from several fibres and colours. Different layouts make the contrast, the warp-float and the weft-float, shaped with same thickness, colour and quality threads. Originally, the term damask indicated procedence from the city of Damascus.
- CIETA. vocabulario Técnico Tejidos Español, francés, inglés, italiano. Lyon: Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens, 1963; Campbell, Gordon. The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance. Oxford University Press, 2003. Montgomery, Florence. Textiles in America, 1650-1870. New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1984.
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