Damask upholstery fabric and drapery fabric derive its name from the beautiful city of Damascus where, during the middle ages of the Byzantine Empire, this weave technique became especially desired. A large manufacturing and trading hub in the Middle East, Damascus was celebrated for producing this elegant and formal woven fabric. Damask became so popular in Europe that King Louis XVI garlanded his royal court with damask fabric on walls, furniture and drapery. Damask fabric is typically adorned with repetitive floral designs which can add elegance and grace to any room in your home. Scalamandre is world renowned for its damask fabric and many other manufactures including Fabricut, Kravet, and Ralph Lauren have large selections.