A2 Section A - Global Woven Traditions

Open Work Fabric, ***** Weaving, Backstrap Loom & Ikat Weaving

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Describe strip weaving
Common in West Africa, made on narrow looms. Strips are sewn together to create fabric. Expensive as had to be done by hand.
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Name a famous type of strip weaving.
Kente Cloth
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Describe the process of using a backstrap loom to create fabric.
Ancient technique, can be set up almost anywhere. Lengthwise threads are stretched from fixed device to a belt that this user wears.
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Give one advantage and one disadvantage of the backstrap loom.
Cheap; difficult to make long/wide fabrics.
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Describe the process of Ikat Weaving.
Pattern marked on yarns, then dyed, left to dry and then woven together.
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Which yarns are usually died in Ikat weaving?
Warp
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What is Ikat weaving an example of? (type of dyeing process)
Resist dyeing
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What effect on the pattern does Ikat weaving create?
Slightly blurred
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What is double Ikat weaving?
Where the warp and the weft are dyed.
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Give 3 examples of open work fabrics.
Net, Leno, Macrame, Braid, Lace, Crochet
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Name a famous type of strip weaving.

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Kente Cloth

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Describe the process of using a backstrap loom to create fabric.

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Card 4

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Give one advantage and one disadvantage of the backstrap loom.

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Card 5

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Describe the process of Ikat Weaving.

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