Power Loom - China.wav
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April 24th, 2013

Recording of power looms in action, Lao Da Fang village, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.

In this rural village, a cottage industry of embroidered cloth production has developed. Each farmhouse seems to have an attached shed with several power looms running 24/7, making drapes and table cloths.

The patterns made by these looms are controlled by rotating punch-cards, a system invented in 1801 and referred to as a Jacquard loom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacquard_Loom).

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