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loom with partially complete weaving
  • Brazil
  • loom with partially complete weaving, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • cotton, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 102 x 42.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 40 3/16 x 16 3/4 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6772

The loom consists of seven pieces of wood, and an eighth piece on the side tethered with string. It is strung with warp fibers in red, white, and black. The partial weaving has a side red stripe and a wide white stripe with black irregular geometric shapes in the center. It is edged with the opposite color of the wide stripe. There are wooden pieces at regular intervals.