His name damaskovaya fabric owes the Syrian city of Damascus, which is in the XII century was one of the largest centers of silk trade. But for the first time this fabric began to produce in China in the times of the Great Silk Road.
Damascus was considered one of the most expensive fabrics to the XIX century. From it sewed clothes for holidays clergy and wealthy noblemen. Once was invented Jacquard loom, damaskovaya cloth became cheaper to manufacture and not so rare.