What is the Jacquard Fabric?

Any fabric that is created on a jacquard loom is known as jacquard fabric. The yarn can be of any type, wool, cotton, silk, you name it. Jacquard actually refers to a mechanism that is attached to a normal loom, to create complex patterns and intricate designs.

At present, this mechanism has become known as the electronic jacquard machine. It makes use of a computer program to complete the weaving. Hence, in this blog, we will look at the jacquard fabric and its properties.

So without further ado, let’s start!

What is Jacquard Fabric?

Jacquard can be of any type of weave, and any type of yarn. The jacquard motif is directly woven into the material, it is not printed, embroidered, or stamped onto the fabric. Hence, the woven fabric comes out raised or bumpy on the cloth. This type of cloth is widely used in upholstery, duvets, curtains, and clothes.

The interesting highlight of the jacquard weave is that on the reverse side, another kind of pattern will show. Hence, the jacquard weave can be worn as reversible clothing as well.

Jacquard fabric comes in tone-on-tone and contrast designs. Moreover, the choice of patterns is unlimited from stripes to polka dots to botanicals, florals, etc. The highlight of the jacquard fabric is that the pattern is woven into the warp and not printed.

electronic jacquard machine

Jacquard Fabric Properties

While the properties of Jacquard depend on the type of yarn being used, the fabric shares certain common properties. They are as follows:

  • Durable and stable
  • Strong and resilient
  • Wear-resistant
  • Wrinkle-resistant
  • Pleasant to touch
  • Decorative aesthetics
  • Complex designs
  • Variety of colours can be used

There are different types of fabrics produced on the jacquard loom. They are brocade, damask, matelassé, etc. The jacquard fabric tends to have a raised surface except for silk jacquard which has a very fine pattern. Any silk fabric made on the jacquard loom is considered jacquard.


Jacquard fabric is very special, complex to create, yet beautiful. In today’s world, it is used to make knit fabrics, sheath dresses, upholstery, damask, curtains, etc. Silk jacquard is one of the finest jacquards around where the motif does not show up bumpy but smooth.

You can keep delicate jacquard safe by dry cleaning the material. Sturdy jacquard can be hand or machine washed at 30 degrees Celsius. To press jacquard, do so from the wrong side so that the pattern is not damaged.

An electronic jacquard machine can create some of the most magical creations you will find. You can look at some of the creations from Golden Elegance to get an idea of the same.