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Title: Development of a New loom: challenges and prospects
Authors: A., Abraham E.
Okpattah, Vincentia
D., Hateka
Keywords: Traditional loom
Kente weaving
loom technology
efficiency
Ghana
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: ournal of Asian Vocational Education and Training
Abstract: Traditional Kente weavers over the years depended largely on technology indesigningand producingtheir wovenproducts. The gradual transfer of technology fromindigenous to contemporary ones, can be seen in the nature of design weaves as well as the looms used to produce these woven products. Efficiency of traditional weaving loomsisvital as it increasesthe rate ofproduction and applicationof available resources thoughweaver’sdexterityas thesefactors contribute to loom efficiency. The study sought to minimize the intrinsicloss of time and energy of the weaver by introducing the letting-off of the warp and taking-up of a clothmechanism to effect loom operational efficiency whilethe weaver sits in the weaving position. A descriptive methodology was adapted to record,interpret,identify and describe the various faults at the loom operationand weavingperformance to ensureaptness ofloomdesign, its productionand the functional efficacyof the improved traditional loom. The impact ofloomproductivity by knowledgeable users(50 weaving operators)attested to the efficiency of the loom.Further revision is bound to occur in the future as technology advances.
Description: An article published by Journal of Asian Vocational Education and Training
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12753
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