The pattern "Damask" was created by the famous weavers of the 1500s in and around Damascus in modern-day Syria. These original weavers were Muslim trades people, attempting to offer a sophisticated new pattern for their well-heeled clients. In short, damask is created by using alternate fabric qualities in 2 different directions. Damask was made famous worldwide in the 1300s in Italy, a time when Damask patterns were able to generate large profits from the Europe-wide trade routes of the time. For roughly 700 years now, Damask has been associated with elegance, with "upper crust" design, and with sophisticated taste. We can't think of a better design style for the favors at your wedding. Find damask wedding favors in elegant notepads, picture frames, damask candle favors and more.