This interesting backstrap loom is threaded with single ply, handspun, white and brown wool yarn. An 8” section of the 30” warp has been woven in a striking pattern. The weft is a heavy single ply brown yarn wound on to a shuttle stick. Most of the unwoven brown warp threads are gone; but most of the white warp threads are still intact. The origin is unknown. Although the threads show wear it is a lovely piece to hang on the wall or to use as an example of a backstrap loom for educational purposes. Included with the loom are front and back bars, two heddle sticks, three beveled battens/swords and an extra slightly shorter rod.
The loom sticks are 21″ long and the extra bamboo stick is 14.5″ long. The warp and woven section are 14″ wide. The wool threads are the natural colors of brown and white.