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From sheep to guba

Tomáš Mikolaj

From sheep to gubaLong sheep hairs are typical for guba (an outer woollen clothing article). During weaving, the weft thread is passed through the warp thread (the long hairs) with the use of a shuttle. The result is a unique woven textile, boasting not only a distinguished look and feel but excellent thermal insulation properties as well. It was one of the reasons why, in the past, it was used as a blanket for both people and domestic animals. Having survived in our lands and culture till the present day, it is now being used as a rug or as a floor mat. Equally, it found use as a sofa spread, an armchair spread or as a wall tapestry to decorate the interior.


Further articles in the magazine Craft, Art, Design 03/2016: