Jaylis window curtain screens — woven plastic accordian-style screen curtains — were trademarked in 1959 and by one reader’s account, disappeared from the market by 1973. We first learned about these interesting and attractive window treatments in this story, where several readers jumped in to help identify them. Now, another big set has come up — so interesting! Art wrote to me:
Pam, in one of your much earlier postings you expressed an interest in Jaylis Curtains. We are having an estate sale in Bellflower California and we have one fully intact curtain. I have an image that I would like to send you. The curtain covers a very large sliding glass window.
Note, Art is taking these out of a house in Bellflower, Calif., as part of an estate sale. Readers who might like to buy them may email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the original story, Althea was the first to identify the curtains:
This window covering product was produced by Jaylis in the late 1950s and 1960s. My interior design and decor dad was a vendor. I’ve tried to research them, but to no avail. I think they should be reproduced.
Good luck, folks. Althea, Oakland, CA
Lesley then chimed in:
They are called Jaylis and my parents made and sold them in the mid sixties in LA and for 6 months in Alaska. My grandmother had them in her home for many years. I am searching for any old sets I can find. Even as a 9 yr old I helped build them.
Micki had some once, and loved them:
I had these Jaylis draperies when I lived in my house and they were in almost every room and in many colors. If anyone knows where I can get them, please let me know. They are the easiest to clean and provide privacy while letting in the light. I’d get them again if only I could find them.
More folding screens and doors etc. products:
- Accordian folding doors still made today
- Don’t forget custom-made Beauti-Vues from deadstock materials while they last
- Vintage Tub-Master doors, for kicks