Weaving

Weaving

Today most of our textile needs are supplied by commercially woven cloth. A large and complex cloth making industry uses automated machines to produce our textiles.
However, there are artisans making cloth on hand looms, rugs on ground looms, in home studios or small weaving businesses, who keep alive the skills and traditions of the early weavers.
The origin and development of woven cloth is closely tied to the history of mankind. Thousands of years ago we developed the skills necessary to turn the raw materials around us into cloth for clothing and shelter.
Weaving, the lacing together of threads and yarns to form cloth has developed over thousands of years of discovery and experimentation. Coarse fabric, made from grasses and leaves, was the first step toward the development of the textiles we use today.
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      The Bedouins are a nomadic people who, historically, have lived across the Middle East and North...View
    1. Textile weaving
      The oldest textile materials produced and used in the Middle East - linen and wool - go back to...View
    1. Weaving History
      20,000 to 30,000 years ago early man developed the first string by twisting together handfuls of...View
    1. Weaving Today
      Bedouin Weaving Bedouin women are still very actively involved in weaving. For thousands of...View
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