We have enjoyed looking and touching beautiful woven textiles but generally most of us have overlooked the wooden implements that are used in the process of creating these wonderful cloths. We have now the opportunity to view wooden objects that are used mainly in the production of silk, and a few that are used for cotton weaving. These include wooden shuttles used to transport the silk through the warp, anywhere from one to four compartment shuttles, sau mai that is used for pulling silk from the boiling cocoons, swift and bobbin makers that are used to draw the silk yarn, a take-up pole on which the woven silk on the loom is gathered, naga stand that supports the six-bar wheel for winding the silk thread, and other objects. These are carved of a variety of hard woods and are held together by tree sap that acts as adhesive.
Robert A. Piccus has been collecting old wooden weaving objects for a number of years and has an impressive collection. He will bring some of these wooden implements to show and explain to us how they work. These objects date from 30 – 80 years.
Date: Wednesday, 16th December
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: Parnpim textiles booth
Ground floor of Times Square building
Sukhumvit Road between Soi 12 and Soi 14.
Go to the left when entering front door
Parking is available in the building, and parking tickets will be validated by our host.
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