Materials & Techniques

Coil Rod

On a backstrap loom, a rod behind the heddle rod around which the warp yarns take a full turn before reaching the back loom bar. It helps keep the warp yarns in alignment when the warp is not tied to the loom bars.

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.