The word Damask, as in Damask Wallpaper, is commonly used to describe the elaborate floral pattern woven into a damask fabrics, but damask is in the strict sense the fabric not the pattern. The terms damask wallpaper and brocade wallpaper are used interchangeably to refer to the designs but are in the strict sense not patterns but are two different types of fabrics made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms. Although both damasks and brocades are woven using a jacquard loom, they are constructed differently. Brocades and damask wallpapers are classics and have passed the test of time.They derive the name Damask from the city of Damascus where trading of textiles took place along the silk road during the Middle Ages.
Contemporary damask wallpapers at Wallpaper Kenya come in all colors ranging from bold gold and maroon, whites, metallics, browns, teal through to delicate mustard, taupe and charcoals.