Sami warp-weighted loom - 960.130.1.A_1_

960.130.1.A_1_

Sami warp-weighted loom

Maker: Nils Oppervoll
Medium:Varnished birch, handspun wool, natural stones
Geography: Manndalen, Troms (county), Norway
Date: 1960
Dimensions:
183 cm
Object number: 960.130.1.A
Not on view
DescriptionThe warp-weighted loom consists of a horizontal top beam supported by 2 uprights placed on a slight slant. Warp ends hang freely from the roller beam, and tension is added by means of weights tied to groups of warps. Contrary to most weaving, the weaver stands in front of the loom, weaves from top to bottom, and beats the weft upwards.
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