Drapery refers to cloths or textiles (Old French drap, from Late Latin drappus) used for decorative purposes--such on windows--or to the trade of selling cloth. A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. Old French was the Romance Dialect continuum spoken in territories which span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium Even small British towns had several drapers' shops until quite recently, when ready-made clothes, curtains, etc have become the norm. Draper is the now largely obsolete term for a merchant in cloth or dry goods though often used specifically for one who owns or works in a draper's shop or store Clothing (also called clothes, accoutrements, accouterments, or habiliments) protects the Human body from extreme Weather A curtain (in the US also known as a drape or drapery) is a piece of Cloth intended to block or obscure Light, or Drafts, or Several department stores originated as drapers' shops. A department store is a Retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line.
The Worshipful Company of Drapers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Worshipful Company of Drapers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London; it has the formal name of The Master and Wardens and Brethren and For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically
The depiction of draperies revealing and concealing the human form has been a major theme of sculpture and painting.