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Weaving techniques

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Nlaka’pamux women wove bags of bark fiber. They shredded the bark and twisted it into a two-ply cord by rubbing it on the thigh with the palm. One technique for weaving bags, called twining, is illustrated in the figure bellow. The wefts are pair of cords, one of which passes over the warp thread and the other underneath. Designs are added by weaving colored grasses into the fabric as shown in the illustration.