ikat tying stand; weaving tools

Carved and painted wooden ikat tying stand. The base has a square aperture through which a horizontal bar would have been inserted, connecting it with another similar stand. Above and below this the stand is carved with elaborate foliate motifs. A wooden rod, around which the threads would have been wound, projects above the base. The carved areas have been painted red.

to support silk threads during tying to prodce ikat pattern during later dyeing process

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