Carded and cardless weavings called girth weaving can be considered as the beginning of narrow weaving production. These weavings have been used extensively in the past to meet the needs in many areas such as waist ties, cords, sandals, tying babies in the cradle, carrying loads.
Even today, rare examples are found. Warp faced weaving in the form of strips, which are narrow in width and quite long in length, are generally called "girth weaving".. Cardless girth weaving is a warp-faced weaving, which is formed by the compression of the weft threads, woven on the floor loom with wool, bristle, cotton threads on which the two thread systems known as warp and weft are the basis, passed through the mouthpiece opened through this bar, in which the power bar is used instead of the cards.
It is understood that in parallel with the mechanization of hand weaving looms, mass production was started as tape and ribbon weaving in the first narrow woven fabric production.
In the 1600s, the weaving loom was developed in such a way that it could weave many ribbons at the same time,
It was used as a "ribbon loom" in the Netherlands in 1621. When we look at the clothing history of the period, it is noteworthy that ribbons are widely used as narrow weaving. Egypt, Persia (539-331 BC) and Barbarians period, XVI. - XVII. It is seen that ribbons are used extensively for functional and ornamental purposes in the details of men's and women's clothing models and hair ornaments throughout the centuries.
During the reigns of Charles I (1625-1649) and Charles II (1660-1685), ribbons began to be used in shoe models and furniture industry as well as these uses.
By the 1870s, the use of ribbons in men's and women's clothing models, shoes, hair and hats, especially for functional and ornamental purposes, has continued to increase day by day.
The narrow weaving loom (British Patent No. 1844 10) developed in 347 by John Smith of Salford, also known as needle loom today, was further developed by William Unsworth in 1846 and received a new patent (British Patent No. 11 148).
The developments in weaving machines also affected the narrow weaving production and paved the way for the development of the machines. Today, narrow weaving machines with needle or shuttle, working with eccentric, dobby or jacquard shedding system are used in narrow woven fabric production.
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