Materials & Techniques

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Short pointed tool used to strum the warp on a backstrap loom in order to help separate the even and odd warp yarns in order to open a shed for the passage of the weft.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Glossary,” in Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador, edited by Ann Rowe, Laura Miller and Lynn Meisch (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007): 289-295.