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In villages surrounding Hangzhou, Jiaxing and Huzhou most silk is reeled with a wooden treadled reeling wheel. The cocoons are first placed in boiling water and stirred with bamboo sticks to locate the end of the cocoons’ thread; with a number of these threads are run through an eyelet and then attached to the reeling wheel, which revolves when the treadle is activated.

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  • Title: Hand Operated Reeling Wheel
  • Type: Loom
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