First, the curtains are gorgeous. Heavy, lined dupioni silk, exactly as described, well-made and will probably last for years. One word of warning though: If, like me, you are buying the "lily white" drapes because you want something that is a true, pure white, be aware that while the actual silk is white, the lining and interlining are more of a natural canvas. So unfortunately, once you hang them on the window and the sun shines through them, they appear more of a creamy off-white. It's not like it's an ugly color or anything, it's just no longer really "white," and if the rest of the white accents in your room are, then the drapes are going to look dingy in comparison. It's a shame, because seriously: these things look like they cost way more than they do, and frankly they're not cheap (especially for overstock) to begin with. Still, overall, I can't complain -- the quality is excellent and they'll never go out of style. They'd probably be fine as "dummy panels," since as I say, the color only becomes an issue when the light shines through them.