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Golon is a twill tapestry technique done with multiple heddles (a cord or wire used to separate warp threads) for raising the warps.

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This is a special technique dating back to pre-Incan times, known as ikat in some places.

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This skirt, which may be worn in multiples, is made of hand-spun plain weave wool or, sometimes, commercial fabric.

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The montera is a hat, adapted from the Spanish.

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A weaver joints the pieces of the textile and completes the textile’s borders.

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To weave means to separate alternate threads, with half being raised and half being lowered.

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To warp means to wind threads around sets of stakes, that may be horizontal or vertical.

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Natural dyes can be made from a variety of plants and even animals: q’olle (flowers), molle (leaves), tayaka (leaves), chiqchi (root), qaqa sunkha (lichen), chillka (leaves), cochinilla (cochineal, a form of insect), mot’e mot’e (fruit), chaphi…

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To wind, skein, and ply, single strands of yarn are first rolled into balls, and then skeined and washed.