These come folded like a map in a plastic package. They initially feel like a shower curtain. Throw them in the dryer with a wet towel to soften them up. Then you'll have to iron them since they will now be soft, but wrinkled! When you finally have them done and up, the are beautiful and look like silk with a little shimmer. They did take a bit of work to get them to look so nice. The cream color is not black-out quality, but that's not what I needed them for, so the lining is a nice touch for the living room. For the price and the ease of O.com, these are worth it.