Photo of Deluxe Fullness Draperies
Draperies in this example are deluxe fullness, pleated to the top, with contrasting banding of approximately 2.25" along the leading edges.
Notice there is slack between the drapery rings. These panels could be pulled to close over the glass. We don't call this "functioning" or "traversing", because there is not mechanism aiding the movement of the draperies. The higher the drapery rod is in comparison to the person drawing it, the more the rings drag along the rod inhibiting movement. Also, the slack between the pleats is used up one pleat at a time meaning the fist pleat moves; the drapery becomes flat between the first two pleats until the second pleat is pulled. The drapery becomes flat between the second and third pleat until the third pleat is pulled and so on. Then, once the leading edge is rested, the pleats are unlikely to be uniformly placed on the rod.
If function and uniform placement is important to you, contact us to plan a traversing rod. They are available, hidden in wood poles and slim metal rods as well as made in ripple fold, architrac and traditional metal traverse rods.