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Care of Damask Garments and Linens

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Damask is a beautiful fabric most often used for linens. With just a bit of care, it will last for many years and become an heirloom.

Woven on a jacquard-weave loom, damask is an elaborately patterned, usually reversible, fabric made of linen, silk, cotton, wool or synthetic fibers. The weave produces long threads that catch and reflect light.

Table linens made of linen and cotton should be hand washed in cool water with a mild detergent. They can be placed in a dryer and should be removed while slightly damp for easier ironing.

Damask made from silk or wool should be dry cleaned. All pressing should be done using a press cloth between the iron and the damask.

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