The Mystery Of Damask Bed Linen

An exotic sounding term, but what is it really…? Let’s take a look and see what damask bedding is all about and how it just might be perfect for your next bed linen choice.

These luxurious bed linens are woven from silk (or linen) so that the direction and pattern of the threads create a complex pattern in the very fabric itself, frequently depicting flowers, stripes, or checks.

The name comes from the ancient city of Damascus in Lebanon. Selected for fine quality sheets, pillow cases, bed spreads, duvet covers, drapery, and upholstery, damask is very beautiful and quite elegant. You could say that these are actually sculpted linens.

Let’s take a look at a few of the wonderful selections available, maybe you’ll see something that gives you ideas for your next bedroom redecorating adventure:

Damask bed linens from Ann Gish includes the Tiger Stripe collection. Using the finest silk, the duvet cover is woven into a fabulous stripe pattern. The duvet cover is available in taupe, sea blue, cream, steel, and brown. The fabric, as with many silk fabrics, should be professionally dry cleaned for best performance. Match the duvet cover with Anali’s Tigress Stripe sheets made of 300 thread count Egyptian cotton percale in ivory, taupe, sea blue, cream, steels, or brown for a complete, luxurious look.

Austin Horn Collection’s Capulet bed linens are pure elegance. A damask duvet cover, damask bed skirt, and embellished pillows shams create a unique and gorgeous bedroom. Choose from understated tones of oyster, ivory, or taupe. Mix and match with sheets you already own. The duvet cover must be dry cleaned and pillow shams can be machine washed on delicate cycle. Match with sheets you own or select luxury sheets to blend with these sumptuous shades.

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Martex, long known for the finest bedding products, offers bed linens in damask which are sure to make all your dreams sweet. Using 300 thread count 100% cotton, these linens are fully machine washable. The woven pattern creates a tonal stripe. The fitted sheet is made to fit deep mattresses up to 18 inches in depth. Each set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillow cases. Colors of burgundy, white, ivory, khaki and sage ensure you’ll find a choice to suit your decorating scheme.

Coyuchi offers pure organic cotton damask bed linens which are woven to create your choice of stripe or check patterns. Using only certified organically grown, handpicked cotton, 300 thread count fabric is used.

In fact, attesting to the quality of this damask bed linen, Coyuchi was awarded the United Nations Second Annual Fashion Industry Award for Environmental Excellence for their use of purely organic cotton. Choose from ivory or white in stripe or check weave. This bed linen is machine washable and can be tumbled dry or line dried. Coyuchi recommends using a biodegrable soap product and white fabrics should be brighted only with non-chlorine bleach.

I hope you really enjoyed this piece on damask bed linen, and consider trying its luxury and elegance for your next set of bedding.