Jacquard is the collective term for fabrics, usually with large, complex woven designs, and refers to the pattern-forming production technique. The term Jacquard comes from the French inventor J.M. Jacquard (1752-1834), who invented a control system for looms which used perforated cards to lift and lower the individual warp yarns as required. This woven fabric has good dimensional stability, is functional and versatile.