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Taking its name from the ancient city of Damascus that was famous for its textiles, damask fabric was first produced in the 12th century throughout China, India, Persia and Syria. Many of the colors and patterns used today are reminiscent of French and Italian Renaissance motifs. Damask fabric was traditionally woven in ornamental silk fabrics with elaborate colors and metallic threads often sewn in. In more recent times Damask has often been used in formal rooms, but now thanks to tasteful decorators it can be found in many contemporary settings as well. A damask rug is the perfect way to add a touch of class to any room in your home.
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