19th Century Tribal Dogon Heddle Pulley For Sale
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19th Century Tribal Dogon Heddle Pulley

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Delicate symmetry defines this old, rare heddle pulley, which features twin figures posed back to back across an open space. The slim, caliper like silhouette of the pulley has been shaped with delicacy, and the dark patina shows lovely reddish highlights. Heddle pulleys are used in strip-weaving, a process that uses very small looms to produce long, narrow strips of cloth which are later sewn together to create a larger textile, such as a blanket. The advantage of this type of loom is that it is highly portable and easy to assemble. Heddles are always used in pairs. They are tied together by a string that runs through a pulley situated above the loom. The weaver's feet operate the heddles, alternately, during the weaving process.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Dimensions
    H 7.75 in. x W 3 in. x D 0.5 in.H 19.69 cm x W 7.62 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU104803988653
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