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Playing Cards

Cotton, linen
Playing Cards is damask table linen set depicting a jacquard weaving book. The part that is usually the device for how the cloth is made, here becomes the subject of the design. It is a droste-like effect, where the product celebrates its’ own making.
The punched book for a Jacquard weaving loom
A machine that punches holes in Jacquard weaving cards
The design of a serviette set depicting the accumulation of punched circles
Detail of damast woven serviette depicting punched circles
Playing Card serviettes folded and layed out on a table
Draped damast table linen depicting Jacquard Weaving cards
The design of the Playing Cards tablecloth showing meandering jacquard book
Detail of Playing Card tablecloth
Composition of Playing Card table cloths and serviettes
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The tablecloth and table runner are accompanied by a napkin set which depicts the accumulation of cardboard dots that are leftover from the process of punching jacquard weaving cards.

Playing Cards is the permanent collection of the Textile Museum Tilburg.