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Warping instrument


Manual warping instrument (urdidor manual)

Hollow instrument of wood or bone, some 7cm long and 2 or 3 cm in diameter, with holes leading from the surface to the interior of the instrument, whose function as winder, warper and tautener, allows a single person to work on these processes rather than two. The figure above shows an archaeological warping instrument made of bone (Tiwanaku, Middle Horizon period, 400-1000 AD; Lukurmata project, courtesy of Julio Condori and Claudia Rivera).

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Mechanical warping machines (urdidor mecánico)

Mechanical warping machines have several components including a set of coils to move the yarns, and the warping machine itself, which produces the warping of the semi-mass-produced fabrics.