tools & equipment: manufacturing processes; textile

Part of a wooden frame - one side and two legs - used for stretching warp ends in preparation for warp ikat dyeing. This particular type of frame is called a 'langa mane', and is used for preparing the warp of a woman's tubeskirt called an 'ei raja'. The frame may be made of teakwood. The feet were made shortly before acquisition and are of teakwood. There are three iron hooks along the top edge. There are six square-shaped holes along the side of the frame which correspond to the various types and sizes of weavings. This frame was purchased from Ina Keraba Lodo from the village of Ledetadu, Mesara.

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