Backstrap weaving of northern Equador.
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Backstrap weaving of northern Equador. by Redwood.

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Published by Loom Book in [Santa Cruz, Calif .
Written in English



  • Ecuador.


  • Hand weaving -- Ecuador.,
  • Handlooms -- Ecuador.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsTT848 .R36 1973
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4234131M
LC Control Number80514682

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Backstrap weaving is an ancient technique still found throughout the Western Hemisphere. The particular technique introduced in this book comes from the Andean highlands of norther Ecuador. This book provides instruction for weaving a poncho (Key Words: Needlecrafts, Backstrap Weaving, Ecuador, Crafts, Redwood, Looms). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Redwood. Backstrap weaving of northern Equador. [Santa Cruz, Calif., Loom Book, ©] (OCoLC) Backstrap weaving is about using sticks to form a loom, which is attached to and tensioned by the weaver, on which anything from simple narrow bands to wide pieces of fabric with complex pick-up patterns can be woven.   Keep reading for three books that will inspire you to travel to Ecuador and make the most out of your time in the country. The books that follow have been chosen because they paint pictures of the Ecuadorian people, the different regions of the country, and the cultural and political landscapes that form the present day culture.

  “The Rough Guide to Ecuador” is the essential travel guide with clear maps and coverage of Ecuador’s unforgettable attractions. Whether exploring the magnificence of Quito’s colonial centre, haggling in its highland markets of Zumbahua or navigating the rivers of the Amazon rainforest, the “Rough Guide” steers you to the best hotels, restaurants, stylish bars, cafes, nightlife and. But there isn’t anything outside of Galapagos that can’t be done in Colombia, Peru, or even Bolivia. I found the people of the country to be very kind and gracious (as most Latin’s are), but after living in Medellin and visiting countries like Brazil the place where I would rather be is clear; It isn’t Ecuador.. The country has improved so much in the last decade but it is nothing. The backstrap loom is of pre-Hispanic origin and, at the time of our fieldwork, was still used throughout much of highland Ecuador to produce the most beautiful and distinctive garments. A vertical loom is used in the northern province of Carchi, a tradition that continues into highland Colombia, and belts are woven on a vertical loom in the. Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador. Cover: Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador. Share this book. The principal focus is on backstrap-loom weaving, a major pre-Hispanic technology. Ecuadorian backstrap looms, which differ in various ways from those found elsewhere in the Andes, have previously only been treated in general terms.

A practical guide to backstrap weaving, with lists of materials, instructions for setting up the war, the loom, how to weave using the setup, and common mistakes and patterns. Spiral bound with color illustrated covers. After fourteen years of backstrap weaving, I have found that a broad and sturdily constructed backstrap, well positioned around the hips (rather than the waist) allows me to comfortably weave at my loom for hours. I based the dimensions of this project on a beautiful braided-straw .   The backstrap (cinturon) is usually woven by the woman and is simply a sturdy woven belt although sometimes a short leather belt is used. In the Andes mountains of Ecuador typically men do the majority of the weaving. They usually use wool in Ecuador, because of the climate, and they not only weave but also spin and card the wool by hand. Ecuadorian backstrap looms, which differ in various ways from those found elsewhere in the Andes, have previously only been treated in general terms. Here, the basic operation of this style of loom is covered, as are a variety of patterning techniques including warp-resist (ikat) dyeing, weaving belts with twill, and supplementary- and Cited by: 4.