Tablet weaving

Technology of tablet weaving is exceptional for its patterning possibilities; from simple lines and motifs to letters and complex animal or plant patterns. „Tablet“ (or „card“ in the US) is a plate, through which are threaded individual warp threads. Most… Continue reading

Natural dyes

History

Exclusively natural dyes were used from the Neolithic (after transition to agricultural way of life) to approximately half of the 19th century. Among the longest used dyes belong Rubia tinctorum (or related species, for shades of red, probably originally… Continue reading

Agate

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Belonging among general gemstones, agate is a variety of chalcedony, is translucent. Agates are multicolored; common are grey-white, creamy white, bluish-gray, pink, reddish, rarer are green-blue, blue to deep blue, red to red-brown, orange, gray-black, black; they have… Continue reading

Jasper

Jasper belongs among general gemstones, it is a variety of chalcedony. Admixtures of other minerals cause its different tones – jasper occurs in virtually all colors (shades of red (the most common), yellow, green, brown, etc.), however usually we can… Continue reading