Artist:She-we-na (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
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.