Create a relaxed mood and allow an interesting play of light in your decor with this curtain made using cotton fabric. Light weight, sheer and breezy, this curtain features applique work. The term Applique is derived from the French word applique which means to "put on or lay on" or to "apply". The earliest know example of applique dates back to 980 B.C. Egypt. In applique, pieces are of fabric forming the design are cut out and prepared to eliminate the raw edges. These are then placed on the larger backing fabric and sewn in place using a variety of stitches.