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ritos pastoriles
Set of rituals in the herding year in which textiles are used or worn for different purposes. These rituals are directed towards the reproductive cycle and well-being of the herds, their organisation by sex, the separation of the males and their castration, the celebration of the fertility of the females and the birth of a new generation of young, the market for the newly born animals, etc.
ropa confeccionada
Refers to the fast manufacture of semi-industrial or industrial fabrics to make garments, a technique introduced ino the Andes with colonisation.
Hand instrument used for spinning, of variable length and diameter, made out of a thin rod, generally of wood, to which fixed to a disc of pottery, stone, wood, or other material. Turning it produces the counterweight and tension needed to create revolutions with which the fibre can be twisted and cover the rod. These instruments come in larger versions that are used to double or plait the yarn that is the product of spinning.
rueca grande
Spindle producing thicker yarns in greater quantity because of their larger dimensions.
rueca mediana
Spindle that produces yarn of medium thickness depending on its dimensions and the diameter of its central hole.
rueca para hilar
Spindle used to turn the fibre of fleeces into yarn meant for the warp and weft of the textile. The spindle in this spinning process is usually smaller than the spindle for twisting or doubling the thread.
rueca para torcelar
Spindle that is used to join two threads in the direction opposed to its spin, S-Z or Z-S, with the intention of strengthening the thread by increasing its thickness.
rueca para torcelar grande
Large spindle used for twisting or plying.
rueca para torcelar mediano
Medium sized spindle for twisting or plying.
rueca para torcelar pequeña
Small spindle for twisting or plying.
rueca pequeña
Spindle producing fine threads in small quantities because of its dimensions.