Curtain Etiquette c1900.Curtain Etiquette c1900.
Drawing Room - Curtains should be light yet ample with flowing drapery.
Under-curtains of simply muslin or fine linen, with fringe add much, softening the light from large numerous windows. Frill borders and folded valances should not be lined - rendering them stiff and ungraceful !
Inside lining - (Interlinings) of heavy, sweeping draperies should be thick undressed calico, generously employed, adding ease and grace. Lighter curtains should be lined with a delicate washing silk (Persian Silk) or a glazed cotton lining.
The consideration of looping up curtains is a matter of great importance producing further graceful appearance. The English being certainly behind the French in this matter of taste. The English fashion of making curtains a yard ! longer to touch the floor, certainly considered by those be a waste of material, to say nothing of the slovenly and dirty appearance and wear. The French fashion is just to let the bottom of the curtains touch the floor.
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