Jacquard is a technique of processing fabric characterized by its ability to achieve elaborate patterns. Patterns are woven into fabric using a particular loom attachment named Jacquard after Joseph Marie Jacquard, the man who invented it. Jacquard is a technique used to achieve various finishes including Damask. Damask uses monochromatic embroidery to create an intricate pattern or design most often on silk, linen, and cotton. The Jacquard technique and Damask fabrics are often used to fashion decorative home apparel such as towel, tablecloths, throws, and bed linens.