Weaving FAQs:

Q: Is weaving a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth?

A: Yes.

Q: Was weaving known in all the great civilisations?

A: Yes, but no clear line of causality has been established.

Q: Was weaving still done by hand?

A: Yes, and both commercially and at home.

Q: Was weaving highly regard and taken up as a decorative art?

A: Yes.

Q: Was weaving a comparatively late sector to be mechanised?

A: Yes.

Q: Were weavings of practical?

A: Yes, and symbolic, religious, and ceremonial importance and used as currency, tribute, and as a determinant of social class and rank.

Q: Was weaving a manual craft and wool was the principal staple?

A: Yes.

Q: Was weaving already known in the Paleolithic era?

A: Yes, as early as 27,000 years ago.