loom; textile; cuddi

A horizontal wooden handloom with a partially woven cotton textile attached. Its local name is a 'cuddi'. It has two shafts with string heddles and two treadles. The beater has a point at the middle top. The reed is made of bast fibre. The heading stick, which is now damaged, is attached to the breast beam by three ties, originally by five. The unwoven warp is wound up and the woven cloth is stained from the loom itself, owing to poor storage. The one boat shuttle has a rounded base and contains a pirn full of loosely plyed, two fold cotton yarn. [Textile]

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