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Silk Jacquard

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jacquardAn intricate method of weaving patterns, invented by Joseph Jacquard in 1801-1804. Movement at the top of the loom controls and operates a set of punched cards, according to the motif desired. The perforations in the cards, in connection with the rods and cords of the loom regulate the raising of the stationary warp mechanisms.