Loin Loom Weaving
Not a textile, but a device used to weave cloth, the loin loom from Nagaland is highly innovative and one of the oldest. It brings together mind, body, and art by means of a continuous warp stretched between two parallel bamboos with one end tied to a post or door and the other held by a strap worn around the weaver’s lower back in order to regulate the tension with her body. While it is a strenuous process, the resulting fabric is unique, intricate and cultural.
Vekuvolu Dozo from Nagaland has been weaving on a loin loom for over 11 years now, and feels inspired by the most unusually beautiful things which reflect in her work. In terms of rare colour combinations and the motifs derived from old memories, she believes in keeping her designs simple and nostalgic.