Materials & Techniques

Tenter

Stick pointed or with hooks at both ends that pierces the cloth at the side selvedges just below the working edge in order to maintain the width of the fabric being woven on a loom.

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.