In Metsovo the carding was done with the combs (Kiaptcagni) that were replaced by the carding machine. The combs were a wooden apparatus made of a wooden plank, on the front side of which there was a cube-shaped apparatus open toward the side of the woman using it. This cubed surface is covered with needles 4 cm. in length, while a similar plank with a handle is brought on top of the other. The wool is placed between them and with successive pulls the wool is made uniform, with parallel fibers. By using the combs for the carding the long wool is pulled first. The thin fibers of the long-haired wool are called finou and make the best quality yarn.