Rebecca Minkoff 's 'Mini MAC' cross-body in cognac leather accented with backstrap loom
fabric, an ancient weave technique from Vietnam.
Other daily activities include: Monday, Paper Umbrella Painting; Tuesday, The Art of Banana & Lotus Leaf Folding; Wednesday, Bamboo Weaving; Thursday, Flower Garland Weaving; Friday, Karen Backstrap Loom
Weaving; Saturday, Tung (Flag) Making; and Sunday, The Village Walk.
Huichol women have long woven colorful bags on a handmade device called a backstrap loom
Tais is the traditional textile of Timor and while it is worn by both women and men, it is typically woven on a backstrap loom
by women who pass the skills and knowledge to daughters.
Delfina is teaching me how to weave on a backstrap loom
Another tradition is the backstrap loom
, also a gift from the goddess, according to legend.
In a case devoted to food preparation, you'll see ladles used by the Mogollon in 1200 alongside those of the Navajo in 1900; weaving exhibits range from a 2,700-year-old Hohokam spindle to a 1930 Zuni backstrap loom
No one is able to say for certain what kind of loom she works on, but some think it might be a backstrap loom
since women in Ladakh usually weave on such looms.
As in other parts of the continent, only the families that weave for themselves still use the pre-Inca backstrap loom
, unless it is to produce certain articles, like women's belts.
Weaving on a backstrap loom
provides a unique way of extending students' horizons.
Across a stone-paved plaza is the administration building and weaving centre where 28 young women from all over Bhutan were busy practising their new skills on backstrap looms
in summer 2014.
Women are the primary makers of textiles, traditionally using cotton, flax, and natural dyes to make the yarns and backstrap looms