Jacquard fabric sample

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Date
1800-1899 ca.
Photographer
Morris, William
Credit Line
Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum
Keywords
Automated control
Object ID
500004207

A complex pattern woven by the loom needed tens of thousands of individually punched cards. But once made and debugged – like a software program -- the cards could be used many times to create identical fabric.