Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as basse-lisse.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Beauvais, with its low-warp looms, is more celebrated for its small pieces of work than for large hangings.

    The Tapestry Book

  • The manner of producing it varies in convenience to the operators, the low-warp being the easier, or at least the more convenient and therefore the quicker method.

    The Tapestry Book

  • In low-warp the worker has the privilege of laying his flutes on top the work, the flutes not at the moment in use, and there they lie in convenient mass ready to resume for the figure abandoned for another.

    The Tapestry Book

  • The loom was a small affair of the low-warp type, and was operated by

    The Tapestry Book

  • It was at this time that Brussels adopted the low-warp loom.

    The Tapestry Book

  • There were many high-warp looms, and low-warp as well, in many towns in Flanders and France, and there were also beginnings in Spain, England and Germany.

    The Tapestry Book

  • Beauvais with her high - and low-warp looms, her artists from Paris and her privilege to sell in the open market, lured from Aubusson the patronage that might have kept her strong.

    The Tapestry Book

  • But, many were their uses and grand were their purposes in the days when high-warp and low-warp weaving was the important industry of whole provinces.

    The Tapestry Book

  • In the celebrated periods of weaving the high loom has been the one in use, and to it is accredited a power almost mysterious; yet the work of the two styles of loom are not distinguishable by the weave alone, and it is true that the low-warp looms were used in France when the manufacture of tapestries was permanently established by the Crown about 1600.

    The Tapestry Book

  • He established three ateliers of high-warp under Jean Jans, Jean Lefebvre and Henri Laurent; also two ateliers of low-warp under Jean Delacroix and Jean-Baptiste Mozin.

    The Tapestry Book

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