shuttle (loom component); textile; jengkuan; turak

Wooden weaving shuttle ('jengkuan') decorated with carved pattern highlighted in blue-black. The textile tool appears to have been carved in one piece. Each side contains 4 patterned sections. The tapering ends are plain but coloured. The patterned sections are separated and framed by bands containing undulating lines. On one side one of these is replaced by a single line. Some of the patterns appear to be repeated in different sections (at either end on one side, one of central ones on both sides). Each pattern appears to be based on a variation of an undulating vine.

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