Saturday, March 20, 2010

Preparing The Warp


A group of weavers lay a mat on the ground and arrange loops of heavy cotton thread on their knees to begin to fix the warp (the lenghtwise strings) for a weaving.

8 comments:

Mia said...

very cool pic - I spin fiber, but i cant figure out what they're doing to it?? maybe you should do "interviews" :)

Steffe said...

Interesting photo. Are they from the same family?

brattcat said...

That's quite a look you're getting in the first shot. Fascinating how you capture the three different personalities in these two images.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

They are taking loops of cotton thread and stretching them to be attached to a loom. Since the weavers come from one particular village, it is highly likely that they are related somehow.

Merri said...

and what will they be weaving?
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

This is for a tapestry.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

AWESOME shot, m.a.

Mikaela H B said...

nice picture