Brazil, Central Veredas, Dyed Xinul Cushion Cover in Natural
Riders used Xinil in horse saddles because they made long trips, and it served to soften when sitting. When passing years, we developed several products using the xinil weft technique, yarns' thick twists. To this day, xinil is still used in saddles.All of our weaving pieces are produced using artisanal weaving techniques and traditional knowledge by the weavers in the manual pedal loom. After receiving the raw material, carding is carried out.Then, the material is distributed among the spinners, and the threads are made using the spinning wheel, which are classified into thin, medium, or thick. The next phase of production is dyeing using our natural pigmentations. With the threads ready, we started the manual weaving process on our four-pedal wooden looms. It requires a high degree of concentration. On the loom, first, the warp is prepared, a kind of wooden canvas with combs. The weaver then follows guidelines for certain types of drawings and patterns you want to weave. Finally, she throws the shuttle, a cylinder that walks the loom from side to side, passing the thread, one over there, one to here, forming the plot, with different patterns and textures.
Measurements: 50cm X 50cm