That’s it, the loom is mounted with the help of a charming lady who will also be your trainer.
The loom is probably one of the oldest tools in the world, we find traces of thousands of years.
It is a very simple tool to manufacture. A cotton plantation, a breeding of silkworms and you are able to make your own clothes.
To sit in front of a loom is to dive into universal history, it is to learn to reproduce secular gestures, it is to receive an inheritance and a knowledge transmitted from generation to generation, century after century.
Training on our loom
The trainings are done by the day. A day or more, to you according to your desire to perfect your technique.
The price includes training, accommodation and 3 meals of the day
- 2,500 baht / day for 1 person
- 3,500 baht / day for 2 people
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information, to prepare your future stay … from one thread to another …
Loom, a bit of history
The very first looms date back 10,000 to 12,000 years or more.
From ancient Siam (3,500 years ago) until around 1850, Siamese men and women dressed mainly in the same sarong or chong kraben (traditional trousers made so that a sarong is wrapped in His legs). And that was almost everything.
Siamese women also had the opportunity to wear a loose shawl, called sabai, around their shoulders. The purpose of the sabai was not to cover the breasts in public, but to bring warmth to cold days or style every day.
This basic daily garment really did not change until the middle of the 19th century. In fact, even in the 1930s, in rural and remote Siam, women could still be seen in public wearing only a sarong or chong kraben, just like their ancestors 3000 years ago.
If you were an ordinary woman in Old Siam and wanted to wear a sarong, you should weave it or at least one member of your family should weave it. If you were a man and you wanted to wear a sarong, you should have it woven by your mother, daughter or wife because only women weave.
The simple wooden loom was easy to build and available for all households. The main purpose of a loom is to create a tension on the vertical threads (the warp), which then allows the weaver to interweave a horizontal thread (the weft) on and under the warp.
This is a brief overview, if you want to know more I highly recommend this very complete article: