Return to home page.                  Return to Glossary! 

Jacquard  A method for producing elaborately patterned weaves on a mechanical loom.  It is named for the Frenchman who invented a loom which operates somewhat like the roller on player piano.  But instead of notes, it gives instructions  to the machine on how to create the design.

Jacquard Design  A woven design made with the aid of a jacquard head (this constitutes a jacquard loom) and may vary from simple, self-colored, spot effects to elaborate, multicolored, all-over effects.