Definitions

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  • n. a loom powered by hand

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He also perfectly mirrors a recent trend in America that bigger is inevitably better, whether we're talking about a structure, a story or a scalp protector that looks like it was produced by a handloom.

    Cliff Schecter: Donald Trump's Not Running; But Trumpism Still Is

  • "Students who are limited by their own national boundaries today are like the handloom weavers in an era of industrialization: they may still have a role to play, but it will be in an ever-shrinking one."

    Stacie Nevadomski Berdan: MBA Programs Must Deliver Grads Ready for Global Careers

  • Fashion uncover in Tamil Nadu to foster handloom outfits

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • October 8th, 2009 In order to foster handloom as well as khadi products, the conform uncover will be held in Tamil Nadu.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The silk was extracted in Godley's workshops and woven by Peers' team of handloom weavers, but since it took eight years to produce and weave enough silk for a two-metre shawl and a richly embroidered cape, both on display at the museum from Wednesday until 5 June, the fabric is never going to be a commercial proposition.

    Spider silk cape goes on show at V&A

  • And while John was passionate about the process of handloom and handcraft, moved and inspired by the tactile symbolism of khadi; William's mantra seems to be ‘giving the customer what they want'--in the most efficient, accessible and eco-friendly way.

    Fabindia Ups The Ante By Tripling Its Retail Outlets

  • John's philosophy, says Radhika Singh, the author of the Fabric of Our Lives, was that Fabindia did not need to become greater than the sum of its investment in handloom and the artisans that created it.

    Fabindia Ups The Ante By Tripling Its Retail Outlets

  • What's more, under Bissell's leadership, Fabindia has almost singlehandedly built a network of a rapidly vanishing breed of handloom weavers and artisans, which in turn supply handicrafts to a loyal set of city folk across India's 35 top towns through its network of 144 stores.

    Fabindia Ups The Ante By Tripling Its Retail Outlets

  • Left, a woman weaved a pashmina on a handloom in Srinagar, April 2007.

    Life in Kashmir

  • "It's not that I want to live in some slum and wear a handloom sari," she said.

    Arundhati Roy: India's bold and brilliant daughter

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  • Apparently a textile or fabric epithet as well, judging from this Wordnik Examples item: "Mr Chaturvedi said that, handloom is a little bit costlier than machine made fabric, but offers quality and facilities for customization and a variety of designs are also available." Wonder if that word appears on the Phrontistery list of fabrics?

    July 24, 2010