noun, plural drap·er·ies.
Origin of drapery
Examples from the Web for drapery
She looked at her almost adoringly, and at last touched the soft thick gray velvet of her drapery with reverence.Mre Girauds Little Daughter|Frances Hodgson Burnett
In Ionian and early Attic sculpture women appear closely wrapped up in drapery.The Legacy of Greece|Various
Candidly, love, do you like a skirt without any drapery at all?
And he pointed to the proud beauty of Aldyth, enthroned under the drapery of gold.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Do note the mean and petty folds of the drapery, and compare them with those in the Tintorets in there.The Travelling Companions|F. Anstey
British Dictionary definitions for drapery
noun plural -peries
Word Origin and History for drapery
early 14c., "cloth, textiles," from Old French draperie (12c.) "weaving, cloth-making, clothes shop," from drap (see drape (n.)). From late 14c. as "place where cloth is made; cloth market." Meaning "stuff with which something is draped" is 1680s.