An inventive heddle for jacquard machines essentially consists of fiber-reinforced plastic material, whereby the thread eye is formed by a mail ( 12 ). The heddle body comprises two legs ( 3, 4 ). Between the relatively wide thread eye region ( 5 ) and the legs ( 3, 4 ), ramp sections ( 6 , ) are provided, which sections have a length that is greater than the length of the thread eye ( 1 ). Preferably, the length is greater than twice the longitudinal extension of the thread eye. In most cases, said length is between 10 and 30 mm. As a result of this measure, the wear of the plastic material in the vicinity of the thread eye ( 13 ) is kept minimal enough that neither any damage to the stiffening fibers ( 22 ) in the body of plastic material nor any damage to the warp threads needs to be feared.