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Barkcloth Drapes

barkcloth drapes
  • Cloth made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry or similar tree
  • Oral traditions indicate that bark-cloths preceded resist-dyed cottons. (see also agum)
  • A soft and textured fabric that resembles the bark of a tree.
  • Barkcloth is a versatile material that was once common in Asia, Africa, Indonesia, and the Pacific. Barkcloth comes primarily from trees of the Moraceae family, including Broussonetia papyrifera, Artocarpus altilis, and Ficus.
  • Adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth
  • (drape) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
  • Arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something
  • (drape) arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"
  • (drape) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • Let (oneself or a part of one's body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way
barkcloth drapes - Vintage Textured
Vintage Textured Barkcloth (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Vintage Textured Barkcloth (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Barkcloth was the textile of choice for window treatments, upholstery, and other household textiles of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. This book explores barkcloth's enduring appeal in almost 300 full-color images, demonstrating its scintillating combination of pattern, texture, and color. Lovers of vintage textiles and retro-design will relish this exploration. These vintage beauties are organized by florals, tropicals, leaves, abstracts, novelty, and conversational prints. Information about dating and identifying fabrics and manufacturers, along with tips on buying, restoring, and using these ever-popular fabrics, are invaluable for any collector or dealer.

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holiday table time!
holiday table time!
Yep, back this year is the beautiful hand embroiderd tablecloth. The vintage chenille square sets the stage for the unusual Shiny Brite tree. Made of clear plastic it has silver glitter and the branches have notches in them to hold the tiny glass balls. In the background is a gold tinsel tree from Japan.
Vintage Barkcloth Era Drapes
Vintage Barkcloth Era Drapes
I found these today at my favorite shabby-vintage shoppe! I always drool over drapes like this on eBay, can't believe I found some close to home! :) They are hanging over the double doors in our dining room. Creamy background ~ pale blue stripes ~ sprays of roses = perfect!

barkcloth drapes