|Design of a Semi-Automatic Handloom for Women.|
Design of a Semi-Automatic Handloom for Women.
Product Design Project 3
However existing manual semi-automatic handloom like Nepal type pedal operated, except for an electric motor, is a powerloom in all other aspects and not suitable for women weavers. SimilarlyTARA semi-automatic handloom with automatic take-up and let-off mechanism was found unsuitableby the women weavers in NER . Semi-automatic handloom developed by CSTRI of Central Silk Board with automatic take-up and let-off mechanism was found to be too big and heavy for women weavers on field trial in NE Region.
Aim of the project was to design an appropriate semi-automatic handloom for the women weavers.
Semi-automatic handloom designed is modular, it is easy to manufacture, assemble and transport.
Uses easily available handloom accessories.