I’m wondering whether you can help me identify the fabric used in a set of damask napkins I received. There are no labels! Except a tiny round one that says “Made in Belgium.”
They are ivory damask, wtih very narrow hems. The fabric looks and feels a little glossy and slick for a natural fiber (though I’ve never felt actual linen damask, so I can’t say how it compares). It wrinkles when creased or left folded. I washed one in my front-loading machine, in a load of delicates, in cold water; appeared to do no harm. Then I ironed it, (carefully) while still completely wet, on the cotton/linen setting, which also appeared to do no harm even when I kept increasing the heat to nearly the highest it would go, which made me wonder if they could be linen after all. They are very beautiful, and I would like to know how to care for them properly.
By: N Montesano