Definition of sky cloth in English:

sky cloth


  • A backdrop painted or coloured to represent the sky.

    • ‘For Cycloramas or sky cloths a more elaborate treatment is required, especially if the area in view is large.’
    • ‘Upstage there will be an abstract sky cloth with a black gauze hung 5’ downstage.’
    • ‘The effective lighting of sky cloths meant that spectacular external settings could be achieved without the need to resort to using painted backcloths.’
    • ‘Floodlights produce a wide flood of light and are mostly used for lighting cycloramas, sky cloths and other large expanses of set.’