Drapery

Definition of Drapery

Dra´per`y
n.1.The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
2.Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
People who ought to be weighing out grocery or measuring out drapery.
- Macaulay.
3.A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
- Bryant.
All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off.
- Burke.
Casting of draperies
See under Casting.
The casting of draperies . . . is one of the most important of an artist's studies.
- Fairholt.

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