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Native Name:
Muxu Bach Iya
Object Number:
65-10-136E
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Palm
Description:
Original card description: Plain, plaited cloth [p] with two shades of blue making stripes and areas of rectilinear pattern on loom; continuous (circular) warp; one incomplete area; two long, thin sticks completely thread covered (white, one dark blue) are bobbins [n&o]; two bunches of two sticks each hold cloth in place [l, m 'sticks'; g,h,i,&j pegs]; four flat pieces of palm bark [d, e, f] are heddles; two large round pieces of balsa wood [a & b] form ends of loom; bone needle [k] stuck in cloth.
Amended card description, written on back: This cloth is woven, not 'plaited'. There are 3 flat pieces of palm bark; they are sword/battens perhaps serving as temporary heddles or shed rods [?]. The heddle rod (c) is a round stick Loom parts above line were the only ones assigned letters till now. [Dated 4/81, A. Clark].

65-10-136E: "Loom sword"
Length:
141.6cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger
Other Number:
-A TO -P   -   Other Number

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