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heddle

Heddle and leash ?

Heddles and leashes are attached to a pulley made of a cotton reel with a groove running round it. The two heddles are attached below the looms to lengths of rope each with a small circular piece of gourd on the end., which goes between the weavers toes, so that he can control them, the pulley hangs from the roof of the loom's shelter.

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