Cotton is grown locally and woven here. It is prepared generally by the same methods used around the world. The raw cotton is put through a type of cotton gin that separates the cotton from the seeds. The cotton is then spun and placed on rollers. The multiple threads are then combined on a warp rod keeping the threads separated. One woman holds and rolls up the warp on the warp rod while another woman makes sure the threads are on the warp correctly. Once the cotton thread is wound on the warp rod it will be later attached to a loom and the process of weaving can begin (Rossi & Lau 1990:68-69).
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