Tableau Curtain

A tableau or tab curtain consists of two pleated panels hanged from a single batten with a center overlap similar to a standard traveler curtain. Tab curtains open diagonally by pulling up into two large scallops creating a draped opening. This is achieved by running cables through rings sewn diagonally across the back of the curtain, creating a combined opening and lifting motion when the lines are pulled. The shape of the scallop and the width of the revealed opening are mostly determined by the position and angles of the pulling lines and ring guides. For even and smooth operation, motorized rigging is required, but in some cases these curtains are hand operated.
As a general rule, a Tableau curtain is most often taller than wider and are mostly seen in opera houses.

Tableau Curtain

Some of the fabric choices we recommend for a Tableau curtain include - but are not limited to - Blackout Satin 12oz IFR, Encore Velour 15oz DFR or the medium weight Cotton Velour 16oz FR. If total opacity is required, then we recommend using the Cotton Velour 25oz FR or the Inherently Flame Retardant Velour Crescent 20oz IFR, the Synthetic Encore Velour 22oz, or the stand-out luxurious Prestige Velour 26oz IFR.
Please visit our fabric page for more information.
The possibilities are endless...


NOTE: Due to the additional labor to fabricate these curtains and the special rigging needed, Tableau curtains are more expensive than traditional traveler curtains.
In most cases, special motorized rigging is required by means of lift curtain machine, and special pulleys to pull-up from the lift lines in a synchronized diagonal lifting motion. In some cases, small scale drapes can be hand operated.
Please contact us with questions on how to rig a tab curtain, and one of our experienced sales representatives will gladly assist you!

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