Thar Desert Throw
Cloth & Co. is collaborating with weavers of the Great Thar Desert of Rajasthan.
Most weavers use the pit (treadle) loom, where they will sit in the pit with their legs on two pedals that manually open the warp threads (longitudinal threads) allowing the weft shuttle (transverse threads) to pass between the weaves. This type of loom leaves the weavers’ hands free to pass the weft shuttle from side to side and to compress the weaving as they go. Often the women assist by threading the cotton onto the bobbins that are used on the weft shuttle.