Some time ago I wrote about and showed my inherited hand-embroidered linen cloths. I mentioned then that apart from those, I also have quite a few damast linen cloths – which I also never use. They just sit there in the cupboard. It is a pity really because I think they are beautiful when I look at them. These are the ones:
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The three white ones come with piles of napkins with the same pattern. The pink one I remember my mother used when she invited people for coffee and cake. The flimsy, shiny, silky, golden one was always used with a felt-cloth under it to keep it in place. My favorite is the one with the oak-leaves pattern.
I still wonder: Is there a second hand market for old linen cloths? Damast or embroidered.