hand·​wo·​ven | \ ˈhand-ˈwō-vən How to pronounce handwoven (audio) \

Definition of handwoven

1 : produced on a hand-operated loom
2 : woven by hand handwoven baskets

Examples of handwoven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one post, for instance, elder Rena Robertson holds up a handwoven rug that depicts imagery of the Bluebird Tree of Life. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2020 She was known by family and friends for her finely handwoven baskets. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 26 Aug. 2020 And, as of this week, Judy Turner has its own website, where Averett will offer his clothing in exclusive colors and drop new handwoven designs monthly. Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2020 These days, its shops across the country sell all things cozy, from teapots to Christmas cake, but the brand’s handwoven blankets—in mohair, lamb's wool, cashmere and Donagel wool—remain its signature ware. Eimear Lynch, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2020 Rugs USA Rugs USA’s sale is offering up to 60% off select rugs, ranging from handwoven jute and Moroccan tassel rugs to low-pile printed designs. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, 13 Feb. 2020 Some of the pieces include an organic cotton quilt made by female artisans in India and a handwoven basket from Kenya. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, 8 Nov. 2019 The center’s shop at 42 Woodland St. in Hartford sells the artisans’ handwoven shawls, scarves, bags, table linens, wall hangings, rugs and more. Deborah Hornblow, courant.com, 23 Oct. 2019 Hugo, 31, wore shorts and sandals and spoke in the kitchen of his home, which doubles as a shop where his wife and sister sell colorful, handwoven garments favored by women here in Guatemala’s western highlands. Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of handwoven

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Handwoven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwoven. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of handwoven

: woven by hand : woven using a machine (called a loom) that is not powered by electricity


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