!!!!!!! SORRY - THIS WEEK CANCELED - DUE TO RAIN !!!!!!!!!
This week we wanted to present you a station-type of an Austronesian Loin loom from Vietnam, but rain started on time, while setting up the loom on spot. As the setup of a station loom means more work to carry all components on place and of course a bit more time for the installation, we decided just on spot, that this is too much hassle for today, so we cancel the regular Sunday AfterLOOM for today. But don‘t worry, we are going to show you the Champa Station Loom next Sunday at the Drielandenpunt, as far as weather will be fine!
On top you may have a preview onto the Cham Loom at our Loin Loom Lab (Playlist). Watch out for „Red Turn to Champa“! Anyway, this cancellation may give you a hint onto the differences between the until here shown simpler Foot loom & Stake loom-types of loin looms (Backstrap looms) and the coming station-type of the Cham people: As far as a station may offer you several comfort, when you stay home with your loom, but it is not that flexible and mobile compared with a stake loom. Of course you may move without the station, so far the warp (basic loom components) keeps still mobile, so you may still go on using it anywhere (even as a foot loom), but the whole thing, the station and its comfort, stays home.
Most stations are made by wooden components. It seems they are inventions of later times and basing on periods of settlement. What we call station is just a set of two heavy rails with holes to insert poles into, where the basic loin loom gets connected to. Some older types are built with a kind of crawls, showing out that their main purpose was set to be used more or less outdoor; while other tend to indoor or veranda models. Many of these stations pop up in Indonesia within the Javanization era (Majapahit, etc.). Most of them are accompanied by a yoke and a batten rest table, while some include a reed comb and changed to a flat warp (Java/Sumatra), but the Champa Loom still goes on with its original circular warp.
See you next week for a Sunday AfterLOOM at the Drielandenpunt, Aachen-Vaals (14:00-16:00].
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