Materials & Techniques

Sword (Textiles)

In weaving, sword refers to a blade-shaped wooden implement that is used to help open the shed, to hold the shed open while the weft is inserted, and to beat 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.