A decorative woven or knitted pattern manufactured by using the Jacquard attachment on the loom. This attachment has a punch card like a piano, so it offers better design versatility and fabric control. The word jacquard comes from the French inventor, Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the aforementioned loom in 1801.
Jacquard material is fabric that has been made using the Jacquard's loom, which used pattern punch cards for the control of patterns within fabrics. The loom was invented by a weaving professional named Joseph-Marie Jacquard who was born in 1752 in Lyons, France. The idea behind the Jacquard-loom has over the years contributed in the building of machinery during the computer revolution.