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31 December 2013
Jacquard textiles are named after the machine which makes them. The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801.
The Jacquard loom revolutionized the weaving of textiles such as brocade, damask, the lampas, pique, etc. The contraption used punched cards laced together in a continuous sequence to achieve patterns in the fabric, allowing even inexperienced users to develop complex designs.
Most textiles produced today are manufactured with this type of loom.
Although always dubbed the Jacquard loom, the loom itself is the lower machine that intersects the threads to produce fabric, whereas what Jacquard really invented is the machine that produces the independent movement of the warp yarns to achieve the required pattern through hooks inserting ligaments into different areas of the textile.