Hand weaving can be traced back to the oldest age, when man, living in a cave, sitting by the fire started to knitt different twigs and weeds.

In time he got to know the weaving properties of plant and animal fibers. He began to weave them, in the beginning in thicker strands, but later on he began to make thinner strands. This was one of the first human breakthroughs - from thin, weak fibers weaving a strong rope or line.

Remnants of fabrics, found in the oldest graves tell us, that man has known and made fabrics for a long time. Even now we wonder how could he, with his simple tools make such fine and soft fabrics. The oldest statues and paintings show us tastefull use of these fabrics, we can sense the artistic sense of that era.

Modern hand weaving is established as a usefull task during which we combine yarn, bindings and color patterns, which returns a usefull product that introduces warmth and domesticity.

Antique hand weaving has become stylish and modern.

A group of small hand loom's with different patterns and inkle loom.


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