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loom with langkit (decorative woven strip)
  • Maranao peoples
  • loom with langkit (decorative woven strip), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • wood, cotton string, string, carving, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a and b 108 x 20.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a and b 42 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: c and d, each 24.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: c and d, each 9 5/8 x 5/16 x 5/16 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5046.a-d
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Description

The wooden loom (2007.5046.a) has a top piece that is triangular in cross section. A comb-like apparatus below it joins to a cylinder of wood. Individual strings are threaded between the teeth combs and over the cylinder.

The partially completed weaving (2007.5046.b) has a red-purple field. The edges are decorated with white stepped triangles. The field is decorated with diamonds and vertical lines with a "V" at either end in a variety of colors: dark yellow, white, green and dark blue. The ends of the strip are unfinished, leaving long fringe.

Two small weaving sticks (2007.5046.c,d) accompany the loom. They are cylindrical in the middle with portions at the end that have a square cross section and taper to a point. The shaft of each is purple. The expanded elements at the end are purple with a band of green and light natural triangles, purple and light natural checkerboard, and thinner solid bands of purple, green and light natural.