Definition of handwoven in English:



  • (of fabric) woven by hand or on an unpowered loom.

    • ‘Striking items, both decorative and functional, are also crafted from handwoven sea cotton adorned with dyes and embroidery.’
    • ‘Other crafts include lacquerware, handwoven carpets, handprinted textiles, and tie-dyed fabrics.’
    • ‘While specialty men's stores employ salespeople who know a printed silk tie from a handwoven one, for example, few department stores do.’
    • ‘Thai crafts include handwoven silk and cotton, woodcarvings, silverwork, basketry, and lacquerware.’
    • ‘It still has all the cachet of being a handwoven, craftsman's fabric but it is now being produced in lighter weights, in wilder colours and being turned into stunning outfits.’
    • ‘This fabric even, though it feels like a knit when you are wearing it, looks like a very expensive handwoven fabric.’
    • ‘The handwoven fabric, seamed down the center, is embellished over the entire surface with floral sprays and baskets of flowers and has a rare woven border of three shades of indigo.’
    • ‘Carolyn says some of the kimonos - most are handwoven in brand new silk - would otherwise cost thousands of dollars, so it's a good time to grab a bargain.’
    • ‘They are erected on wooden poles and covered with skin, felt or brightly colored handwoven textiles and can be pitched virtually anywhere.’
    • ‘At current exchange rates, everything's a bargain - covetable leather goods and heavy Karnataka silk, handwoven carpets, temple carvings and spices, cashews, tea and coffee.’
    • ‘Only, hand-spun and handwoven cloth can be used for a national flag.’
    • ‘Traditional crafts have also had a long tradition of importance for items such as pottery, handwoven cloth, carved stools, raffia baskets, and gold jewelry.’
    • ‘One finds jewelry, baskets, pottery, handwoven fabrics, glass paintings, and woodcarvings.’
    • ‘Fortunately, on our return to Riga, the pleasures of a spectacular Sunday street market, with everything from handwoven linens to smoked fish to live ducks, held in front of the Dom, eased the transition back to reality.’
    • ‘Harris Tweed can have its imitators, but only tweed handwoven in the homes of hardy Hebrideans can bear the orb mark and the stamp of authenticity with the HTA provides.’
    • ‘Rich traditions of decorative art, such as silver jewelry, embroidered garments, handwoven textiles, and architectural decor, are still practiced.’
    • ‘With black handwoven cloth wrapped round his head, this elderly Miao man looks satisfied with his life of hawking deep-fried dough cake.’
    • ‘He said the tapis, indicative of the region's distinctive textiles and only found in Lampung, was made from basic handwoven fabric, using handspun yarn and rich natural dyes of deep blue, warm yellow and rusty brown from the mahogany bark.’
    • ‘Romanian traditional, or peasant costumes, are made from handwoven linen.’
    • ‘She specialises in delicate handwoven textiles.’