Damask is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. Damask wallpaper was originally used in place of tapestries and/or made to match upholstery fabric. Therefore the designs were created to imitate these woven patterns. Damask fabric and its value came from the silk that was used to produce it. The weaving technique created a silk ground and a matte pattern. The damask style looks traditional when it’s featured in stately colors like red and gold. It’s reminiscent of an old Victorian home or a classic movie. … The juxtaposition of the modern color pairing with the old–fashioned design takes damask into the present and makes you realize it’s possible to merge the old and the new.