How did the kimono come to express the sophistication of a culture and the epitome of femininity?
This garment is one of a kind: extreme simplicity of the pattern resulting in no waste of fabric, and a straight, starched shape, completely concealing the body and erasing its materiality.
Art is then expressed in the weaving, the sophistication of the decor and the patterns. Beauty gives birth to a feeling of absolute and well-being. Such is the Kimono design.
Invented in 1804 by Frenchman, Joseph Marie Jacquard, the original Jacquard head simplified the process of machine making complex patterns through a number of punched cards ‘chained' together in sequence.
Each card featured a number of punched holes to form a single row of the pattern and the chain could be as long as needed, helping Jacquard equipped looms to produce some really fantastic and surprisingly intricate designs. Now with digital control, modern-day electronic Jacquard machines are computer-controlled, significantly reducing the downtime with changing traditional card machines, avoiding the necessity for repeats and showing almost complete versatility in creating pattern. By far the best way to machine make rugs, electronic Jacquard rug making speeds-up production dramatically, helping to bring beautiful design at a really competitive price point.