IN READING WAMRI'S SOUMAK EXHIBITION I NOTED YOUR COMMENTS THAT: "SOUMAK TECHNIQUE, LIKE THAT USED TO MAKE A KELIM, PRODUCES A PATTERNED WEAVING WITH A FLAT SURFACE OF DISCONTINUOUS HORIZONTAL THREADS KNOWN AS WEFT. THE VARIOUSLY COLORED WEFT THREADS ARE WRAPPED AROUND THE WARP THREADS, THE PRIMARY STRUCTURAL COMPONENT ... THERE IS A SUPPLEMENTARY WEFT THREAD WHICH, ALONG WITH THE PATTERN WEFT, PROVIDES THE SECOND COMPONENT NECESSARY TO CREATE A STRUCTURALLY SOUND WOVEN OBJECT ... THERE ARE, HOWEVER, SOME LATER GROUPS OF SOUMAKS WHICH LACK STRUCTURAL WEFTS AND THE ADDED STRENGTH THEY PROVIDE." SECOND, IS WHAT YOU ARE CALLING THE "PATTERN WEFT" WHAT HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED THE "WRAPPING WEFT"?
Yes but pattern weft is far more descriptive as it is the one that delineates the pattern. True it is wrapped and the structural is not but pattern weft is my preferred terms.
THIRD, IS WHAT YOU CALL THE "STRUCTURAL WEFT" OR "SUPPLEMENTARY WEFT THREAD" WHAT HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED THE GROUND WEFT, I.E., THE WEFT THAT INTERLACES THE WARPS?
Yes iot is but again structural weft is the more descriptive terms as that is what it does, provide the structure, as it passes from selvedge to selvedge.
I UNDERSTAND YOUR TERMINOLOGY CONSISTENT WITH THE SECOND AND THIRD QUESTIONS ABOVE.
"scuse me, then why ask?
DO I ALSO UNDERSTAND FROM YOUR NOTES THAT IN TERMS OF WEAVING A SOUMAK THE WEAVER FIRST LAYS IN THE PATTERN OR WRAPPING WEFT AND THEN LAYS IN THE SUPPLEMENTARY OR STRUCTURAL/GROUND WEFT THREAD?
Do you understand the most elemental points of weaving? Seems not. The weaver does a line of one and then the other. Which is "first" is "moot".