- Brit. dry goods
- Brit. the business of a draper
- hangings, covering, or clothing arranged in loose folds
- an artistic arrangement of such hangings, etc., esp. as represented in sculpture, painting, etc.
- [pl.] curtains of heavy material
Origin of draperyMiddle English and Old French draperie: see drape and -ery
- Cloth or clothing gracefully arranged in loose folds.
- A piece or pieces of heavy fabric hanging straight in loose folds, used as a curtain.
- Cloth; fabric.
- Chiefly British The business of a draper.
(countable and uncountable, plural draperies)
From Old French draperie, from drap (“drape, sheet, large cloth”), ultmately of Germanic origin.