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Loma (Westafrika, Liberia) - Weben eines Vorratsbeutels mit Hilfe eines Litzenbündels

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Title Loma (Westafrika, Liberia) - Weben eines Vorratsbeutels mit Hilfe eines Litzenbündels
Alternative Title Loma (West Africa, Liberia) - Weaving a Supply Bag Using Bunched Leaches
Author Weisswange, Karin
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/E-2091
IWF Signature E 2091
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1975
Language Silent film
Producer Karin Weisswange
Production Year 1973

Technical Metadata

IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 266 m ; SW, 24 1/2 min

Content Metadata

Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Vorbereitung von Piassavafasern durch die Weberin Boyea und ihre siebenjährige Tochter. Einrichten des Arbeitsplatzes mit dem Aufreihen des Webmaterials auf eine Spannschnur, der Verbindung von Knien und einem Pfosten mit Spannschnüren und dem Einziehen der Kettfäden ins Litzenbündel. Die Fachbildung erfolgt mechanisch mit Hilfe eines Litzenbündels.
The film shows a method of weaving used by the Loma women (at least in Liberia). This technique has rarely been mentioned or described in scientific literature. The material for both, loom and product, consists of raffia (the upper epidermis of the leaves of Raphia vinfera). A bundle of split raffia is used as a kind of heddle. With its help the sheds can be opened mechanically. A circular fabric is thus obtained in which the threads cross each other diagonally in a tabby weave. The initially parallel warp threads are partly drawn through the loops of the heddle and partly used as weft. This way there is no continuous weft. The warp is stretched. The bag ends in at least 3 points (4 to 6 are common). This depends on the number of partitions made of the heddle while weaving. The bags are used to store rice or other dried vegetables and are called bingui in Loma.
Keywords Loma
Haus / Hausrat, Hausgerät
fiber extrraction
house / household effects
household utensil
web chain
supply bag

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