Dakota wood loom frame
|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.
|Format||Content Category: artifacts
|Measurements||12 1/4 inches height
11 inches width
1/2 inch depth
|Creation||Made by Dakota Indians
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|