"To begin, the wool is brought to us matted. It is brought totally dirty. We then have to clean it,
take out the junk, the splinters, tear it apart.
Then we take it to wash in the river where
there is a lot of water, and we wash it in a basket
made of reed. Then we drain it in the sand.
We take it home, and hang it up to dry."
"The first job we do when we are young is to
clean the wool, my mother or sister and I would go
to the river and wash the wool. After that at about
eight or nine we begin to card, to card the wool."
Carding Brushes (Cardejas):
The carding brushes are made
by the same families that make
the looms and spinning wheels.
They are made of pine, leather,
and wire. They take a while
to assemble because each wire
is attached by hand.