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Blanket loom. The two upright side pieces (parts a-b) are relatively flat in profile, with three rectangular matching cutouts for the rollers. Small rectangular pieces are nailed beneath the lower two cutouts. The two rollers (parts c-d) are tubular and thickest in the centre. The rollers have sprockets on each end that fit into the upright cutouts.

History Of Use

Loom for weaving blankets. Traditionally, mountain goat wool blankets were worn as robes or used as bedding. The blankets were objects of status and used to compensate shamans or other specialists for their services. They were also distributed to those who witnessed weddings, naming ceremonies, and memorial rituals. The dead of wealthy families were wrapped in blankets. By the 1850s, Hudson's Bay (Company) point blankets, and other trade blankets were beginning to replace locally woven blankets.

Cultural Context

weaving; textiles

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