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93
the sword is the replaces the battens in place of a reed and also sheds the
warp, together alternately with the spun yarn, (do.do.Fig1.) in
place of knettles; and the shuttle and
shuttle race are not used is absent. The loom
may be supposed to be the supports of
the two rods.
The improvements & variations on
this process involve the whole art of
weaving, but as described it suffices
to make the ordinary mats with rough
materials.
Sometimes in weaving, especially
when the strands of the warp
are far apart & the weft is repre-
sented by rigid strips of cane, rush
&c, the warp is twisted as shown
in fig 6. Captain Galton (A. of T. 147.)
calls this the "Malay Hitch": The
weaving proceeds from the bottom
upwards, the blind &c. being rolled
up on the ground as the work
proceeds. Cf p209. In Japan the four free*

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