Dakota wood loom frame

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Description A Dakota wood loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, circa the mid-19th century or earlier. Each bar has a hole pierced into its midpoint through which strips of cloth may be passed; cloth may also pass through the spaces between the bars. The frame has teeth carved across its bottom and a wood handle on its top with a hole through which a leather strip has been threaded. The loom is stained and decorated with red paint. No shuttle would have been used with a loom of this type.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 12 1/4 inches height
11 inches width
1/2 inch depth
Nomenclature Handloom
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Harkin, Alexander
Owned/used by: Harkin, A.
Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Milford Township, Brown County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Textile industry and fabrics.
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Exactly 1862
Credit Line From the Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1978.56.31

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