The drawloom is a multi-shaft loom and a multi-harness loom as well, as it can have from 2 to 3 harnesses (sets of shafts) with each having a specific job such as: the ground harness, the tide harness, and the pattern harness.
The drawloom is the first step towards the dobby loom and the jacquard loom, but it is characterized with free pattern design by the weaver directly, therefore it is highly-efficient for drawing on fabrics.
The drawloom basically consists of shafts (shed-opening sets) and treadles which are connected to these shafts via the tie-up. Shafts in drawlooms are usually between 4 to 10 shafts and they work either with counterbalance or countermarch mechanism. The loom is connected from the back to another harness called the pattern harness that can have up to 120 shafts and they are connected to the draw board via a set of handles each of which represents a shaft. A third harness can be added and it is called ‘the tide harness’.
Weaving complex patterns and drawings with high efficiency.
Output Fabric: silk tapestry, curtain fabrics, furnishing fabrics, wedding gowns and many other things.
- Various weaving widths starting from 80 cm up to 180 cm.
- The loom can be equipped with up to 10 ground shafts and 120 patter shafts.
- The height of the back rest can be altered according to the number of shafts.
- The back warp beam is connected to the back brakes and the warp tension can be controlled.
- Brakes can be controlled and the woven fabric can be folded by means of the front treadle that can be pressed by the weaver in his sitting position at the front of the loom.
- A very clear shed can be obtained during weaving.
- Durable for long-term use owing to being manufactured masterly with high quality materials. Plus, considering the aesthetics in designing the loom adds a beautiful artistic touch.