Decorate your home with custom drink coasters! Simple, yet substantial, these
coasters will look great in any room in your house. Made to keep your tables
scratch-free, our custom sandstone coasters have a cork backing, so you can use
them on any surface. These coasters have a matte finish and work best with
vintage illustrations, black-and-white photos and personal text messages.
Please note, all Damasks here are in the Damask style and are not "woven" damasks. The damask as referenced in printing is a popular pattern, and the use of the term here does not imply any formal weaving techniques, but a background or pattern style. Having said that, Wikipedia provides us with a decent definition of the source of said patterns: "Damasks used one of the five basic weaving techniques of the Byzantine and Islamic weaving centres of the early Middle Ages, and derive their name from the city of Damascus, which at the time was a large city active in both trading, as part of the silk road, and manufacture. Damasks were scarce after the ninth century outside of Islamic Spain, but were revived in some places in the thirteenth century. The word "damask" is first seen in a Western European language in the mid-14th century in French. By the fourteenth century, damasks were being woven on draw looms in Italy. From the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, most damasks were woven in a single colour, with a glossy warp-faced satin pattern against a duller ground. Two-colour damasks had contrasting colour warps and wefts, and polychrome damasks added gold and other metallic threads or additional colors as supplemental brocading wefts. Medieval damasks were usually woven in silk, but wool and linen damasks were also woven." Via.