Austrian Curtain

An Austrian curtain, also known as Braille curtain, Puff curtain, or Waterfall curtain consists of multiple rows of vertical scallops or swags fabricated as one piece. It is pleated horizontally at the top to provide the depth of each scallop while the swags are formed by adding vertical fullness and pleating the fabric along the edges of each row. The fabric can be evenly shirred or hand pleated for a more dramatic effect.
Austrian curtains are typically rigged and installed to gather up as the scallops are simultaneously raised by synchronized individual lift lines running along the seams in the back of the curtain. A Puff curtain will always lift and fall with the bottom edge parallel to the stage floor.

Austrian Curtain

Some of the popular fabrics we recommend for an Austrian curtain include - but are not limited to - medium weight Blackout Satin 12oz IFR or Synthetic Encore Velour 15oz DFR, as well as Crushed Velour or the lustrous Synthetic Velour Prestige 26oz IFR. For a spectacular-stand-out curtain consider Metallic Lame, Eyelash and Metal Boucle.
Please visit the fabric section of our website for more information.


NOTE: Due to the additional labor to fabricate these curtains and the special rigging needed, Austrian curtains are more expensive than traditional traveler curtains.
Austrian curtains do not operate on curtain track systems as traveler curtains. Special motorized rigging is required by means of lift curtain machine, pulleys, mule sheaves and clew to operate all the lift lines in a synchronized and simultaneous lifting motion.
For more information on how an Austrian curtain is rigged, please contact us and one of our experienced sales representatives will gladly answer all your questions!

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