loom model

Unfinished hammock attached to a minature loom constructed from white and black wool forming traditional patterns (striped bands). The colours are traditional but the black is an aniline dye. The hammock is attached to the heddle with vegetable fibre loops and the two shed rods and the false tubular rod are held between the warp threads. The spool is attached by the end of the weft thread.

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