The open handloom is a plain weave with an open texture that is created on a two treadle hand loom. The weaving yarn must be thickened with rice powder before weaving to gain extra volume. After the textile is woven, the rice powder gets removed by soaking the textile in water. The yarn regains the original thickness and gaps appear between the strands of yarn to create the open weave. The open weave can be worn throughout the seasons. During the chilly spring evenings, the airy texture gives a comfortable warmness whilst the air between the gaps create extra warmth for the cold months.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue color, the weaving yarn is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the yarn is dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue color will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the color and each product will gain its unique appearance over time.
Length 180cm, width 60cm, tassels, 100% cotton, handcrafted in Laos. (This article is hand woven, manually dyed and washed after weaving; the length, width and color of each item may vary and differ)
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