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Ancient Technique

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:00:10 +0000
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This tie-dyed wool head wrap from Tunisia was woven in the sprang technique, an ancient method of loom plaiting that, in its finished form, resembles knitting. In fact, before the development of knitting, sprang was often used to create bags, gloves, and head coverings due to its stretch characteristics. Vertical yarns are fixed at both...
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