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Belt Loom with Partially Woven Belt (Ai-nin-pul-lan-nai)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wool, horse hair, wood, cotton
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 75 9/16 x 26 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (191.9 x 68.1 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 03.325.3140
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Belt Loom with Partially Woven Belt (Ai-nin-pul-lan-nai), late 19th century. Wool, horse hair, wood, cotton, 75 9/16 x 26 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (191.9 x 68.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3140. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.3140.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 03.325.3140.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This back strap loom has a hole-and-slot heddle, a European invention that was used by Pueblo weavers around the turn of the 20th century but was discarded later in favor of the indigenous shed rod and string hoop heddle. The haft rope on one end would have been attached to a stationary object, while the woven red garter on the other end would have gone around the weaver's waist. On the loom, the Hopi style belt, with a red, green, and black warps and a black weft, is in progress.
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