Shawl

Designs from Kashmir influenced generations of British and French shawl makers. The intricate design on this shawl is known as paisley, which evolved from Kashmiri boteh (flower) patterns. The vivid, hot-yellow centre clearly identifies its European origin and the fine weave, delicate wool and details suggest a Fran├žais manufacture.


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  • Shawl

    Shawl

    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Kashmir

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  • Shawl

    Shawl

    Europe: Western Europe, France

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  • Shawl

    Shawl

    Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland, Paisley

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What is the relationship between jacquard looms and modern computers?

responded: Jul 9, 2010

Posted by Janice Brodie

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There is a book that talks about M Jacquard and his invention, not only of the jacquard loom but an early computer. As a weaver I found the book quite interesting. The loom and the computer are both binary systems. The shafts are either up or down. If you use your imagination you can see the resemblance between the pieces of wood (I can't remember the name - I use a computer now) that tell my dobby loom if the shafts are to be up or down with the old key punch cards (if anyone is old enough to remember those items) If there is interest, I could go home and look up the name of the book. Maybe the gift shop would be interested in carrying it.

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