Paisley Splash Silk Damask
This smoothly draping silk damask fabric is a rich emerald green color in a lovely paisley design. Paisley originated from the Indian Boteh design in the 7th century. The Boteh then became popular throughout the far east and found along the Silk Road trade routes, from Samarkand to Baghdad to Istanbul. The Boteh transitioned in to the Paisley we know today when it became popular in Europe, attaining it’s greatest popularity during the Regency era in England and during the reign of the Empress Josephine in France. This love affair with Paisley carried into the early 20th Century, with frequent re-occurrences in the 1960’s and 1970′.
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, Paisley Splash Silk Damask in Emerald Green 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.
Paisley Splash Silk Damask in Emerald Green is 110 cm wide, approximately 44/45″.