Restoring ancient patterns

 

This traditional pattern is being woven again!

We said watch this space and here it is!

It will be a little different to the older, existing fabrics.  Now, the thread being used for the warp is commercially spun cotton and only the weft will be handspun cotton.  There are technical reasons for this relating to the quality and strength of the local cotton being grown.  But the locally grown, handspun yarn will give it some of the texture of the original fabrics.

Hoa Tien Brocade found one of their weavers (living some distance away) still knew how to make this pattern and she is currently in the process of teaching both Bich and Tinh how to weave it, so the tradition will continue.

In the video you can see Bich being instructed and the beginnings of the weaving.