Jacquard is an expensive, beautiful and quite unique type of fabric. It has fascinating history that starts in 19th Century and interesting possibilities in the future. So, what is jacquard? It is a type of cloth featuring pattern woven into the warp rather than printed on the surface. That means it is more expensive that some other types of fabrics where designs are printed using ink. Jacquard is mostly woven but there are also knitted options.