Jacquard Cotton Bedding
You know jacquard bedding is beautiful, but did you know that jacquard is one of the oldest types of textiles still being used today? Recognized by its raised and sometimes intricate designs, jacquard differs from other patterned materials in that the pattern is woven directly into the cloth-not printed on separately. Brocade, damask and matelasse are all patterns originally created by the jacquard process. This sophisticated type of weaving ensures that jacquard bedding will maintain its beautiful design wash after wash.
A Brief History of Jacquard
Using a jacquard loom was once a labor-intensive process. A special loom invented by and named after Joseph Marie Jacquard utilized punched cards that were laced together in specific patterns. This chain of cards controlled the loom and directed the pattern. Though not rare, Jacquard looms were more expensive to make and slower to produce finished material than other types of looms. The painstaking process of jacquard weaving naturally limited the amount of materials that were available. Limited access combined with breathtaking patterns made "jacquards" a much sought-after material in the days before mass production became available. Fortunately today, looms are controlled digitally though computers and can produce cloth at high volumes.
But easier access hasn't diminished jacquard's popularity. It's still considered a step-up in elegance for bedding and home textiles.
Jacquard in the Home
Although they look like expensive, hand-wash-only items, jacquard bedding and home linens are easy-care. Machine washable and made for everyday use, these durable items will add that extra something to you bedroom, bath or dining room decor.
Jacquard cotton bedding and home products at Linensource include the finest sheets, spreads, tablecloths, and even bathroom towels with jacquard trim.
Known best for eye-catching patterns like the one used on our Art Deco Matelasse Coverlet, jacquard bedding is also available in more subtle designs such as the Easy Elegance Jacquard Sheet Set. The Easy Elegance collection features a 3/4-inch tone-on-tone dolby stripe and can be mixed and matched with other Easy Elegance pieces for a complete look or with patterned items like the Fern Matelasse Bedspread to create a unique bedding ensemble to fit your personal style.
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