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  • Jacquard loom

    Jacquard loom

    Record number:  6816
    Date: c.1950
    Dimensions: 416 x 280 x 200 cm

    The Jacquard loom, invented in 1804, made the production of mechanically manufactured fabrics of greater size, perfection and colour possible. This loom consisted of a machine called a Jacquard in the upper part, which used a series of perforated cards to create a pattern. As the needles of the machine were inserted through each of the holes in the cartons, the fibres of the warp were selected and intertwined with the threads of the weave, creating the pattern.