This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Drapery. The occupation of a draper; the trade of making or of selling cloth. Cloth or textile fabrics of any description. Specifically such variety of cloths as are used for upholstery, curtains, etc. Cotton Drapery is heavy cotton flannel napped alike upon both sides and dyed in solid colors or printed.