​Pedal loom

Update:19 Jan 2019

The pedal loom is a general term for a textile machine […]

The pedal loom is a general term for a textile machine with a pedal lift opening device. The earliest appearance of the pedal loom still lacks reliable historical records. According to the history books, the number of fabrics given by the princes during the Warring States Period was 100 times higher than that in the Spring and Autumn Period, and the historical materials such as the Chinese paintings carved on the pedal loom, which were unearthed in various places, speculated that the appearance of the pedal loom can be traced back to The Warring States Period. In the Qin and Han Dynasties, the Yellow River Basin and the vast areas of the Yangtze River Basin have been widely used. The use of the foot pedal to raise the opening of the loom is a major invention in the history of the loom. It frees the hands of the weaver from the lifting movement to specialize in picking and beating, which greatly increases productivity. In the case of plain weaves, it is 20 to 60 times higher than the original weaving machine, and weaving 0.3 to 1 meter per person per hour.