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Object #6506
Object nameLoom, Loincloth
Culture of OriginIgorot, Tinguian
MaterialsWood, Cloth, Blue
TechniquesPlain Weave, Weft Twined
Exhibit LabelBackstrap looms are used in many locations around the world, in Central and South America, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The weaver provides the tension by leaning back against a belt attached to both ends of the weaving. The opposite end is attached to a stationary object. This allows the weaver to control the warp tension with her body.
DimensionsL: 85 x 26.5 x 24 x 27 in, W: 11.7 x 0.5 x 1 x 2 in
SourcePhilippine Art Shop
CreditPurchased from the Philippine Art Shop


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