A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo). <em>Belt Loom with Partially Woven Belt (Ai-nin-pul-lan-nai)</em>, 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)

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

Artist:A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo)

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)



Accession Number: 03.325.3140

Image: 03.325.3140.jpg,

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, a Hopi-style belt with red, green, and black warps and a black weft, is in progress.

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