One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A blind made from ruched fabric, which extends about a third of the way down a window.
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- ‘They are softer than Roman blinds but more tailored than Austrian blinds with the fullness coming from inverted pleats.’
- ‘The Austrian blinds are the most decorative of the three styles.’
- ‘An Austrian blind, such as that in the photo to the right, can be raised and lowered using a pull-cord.’
- ‘The style of the Austrian blinds is cloudlike with its puffy, billowy look.’
- ‘The Austrian blind uses much more material, so that even when the shade is lowered to cover the window, there are scalloped folds covering the full length of the blind.’
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