One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A window blind consisting of vertical rows of horizontally gathered fabric that may be drawn up into a series of ruches.
- ‘You don't want curtains flapping over the sink or cooker or festoon blinds that collect dirt.’
- ‘A festoon blind is designed to remain extended.’
- ‘Austrian and festoon blinds are far more gathered and decorative more like gathered curtains than flat blinds.’
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