Brocade Fabric - Damask Pattern : Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads.The name, related to the same root as the word "broccoli", comes from Italian broccato meaning "embossed cloth", originally past participle of the verb broccare "to stud, set with nails", from brocco, "small nail", from Latin broccus, "projecting, pointed".Similar to brocade, damask is woven on a Jacquard loom, and has a raised design woven into the fabric, usually a floral pattern. It's often made with luxury materials like silk. Typically, damask fabric has a sheen, and it adds an expensive looking touch to a room. Damask is generally single color or tone-on-tone, but occasionally is more colorful. This somewhat formal design works best in an equally formal or traditional room.
Damask is a pattern used today on computerized looms. Even if the original pattern was a colored one, the modern Damask is usually monochromatic. It is woven in silk, linen and even synthetic materials. The patterns can represent plants, flowers and fruits, but also other classical Arabian designs