Acanthus Scroll Silk Damask
Capturing the beauty of an autumn forest, Acanthus Scroll casts a glorious light on your fashionable creations. Shimmering like brightest sun, Acanthus Scroll is a lustrous gold tone and is waiting for your creative mind to bring it to life.
The acanthus leaf was an important plant, both architecturally as well as medicinally. The ancient Greeks used the natural symmetry of the plant to decorate columns. So it is in early Greek architecture that we first see Acanthus make an appearance as a decorative element. However, decoration was not it’s only benefit. Acanthus also has known medicinal properties, and was used to relieve burns and to relieve stomach upsets.
With this history, is it any surprise that when Italy began operating their own textile mills in the 14th century the Acanthus leaf was one of the first Leit motifs to make the leap to textile design? Acanthus was such an easy to replicate design, both architecturally and in textiles, that it was one of the first fabric designs Damask Raven offered. The gold color offered here was readily and easily available through natural dye stuffs like saffron and the acanthus scroll motif was popular in Europe from the 14th century through Victorian eras.
Choose your Era…Or Don’t!
Regardless of your era, this lush fabric will easily translate to Victorian finery or the fanciful courts of Louis XIV. From Bohemian Chic to Royal Elegance, Acanthus Scroll Silk Damask in glorious gold sets the tone for your ensemble. Make anything from a 12th century Bliaut to a 15th century Burgundian gowns; Turkish Robes or Egyptian Raqs Sharqi; even a 20th Century Jazz Baby or Flower child.
The only limit on your use of silk damask is your imagination. Use it in Cosplay, Society for Creative Anachronism, Renaissance Faires, Costume College, or belly dance performances. Nothing flows like silk and nothing says elegance like Silk Damask fabric.
Who we Are:
Damask Raven specializes in re-creating and locating lavish silks for costuming and fashion apparel. Swanky Silk Damask is the original luxury item and was imported to Europe by way of crusaders returning from Damascus, Syria, rapidly becoming the must have fashion fabric for nobility throughout Europe. Create your medieval fashion wardrobe using period appropriate Silk Damask, brought to you by Damask Raven–creating History in Style.
From a time when Silk was worth its weight in gold, this light weight 16 MM silk damask fabric is perfect for a summer tunic or Twelfth Night Revels gown, Ottoman Robes or Raqs Sharqi, Bohemian Elegance or Romantic Flair.
Acanthus Scroll Silk Damask in glorious gold is 110 cm wide, approximately 44/45″.