BAULE LOOM (BEATERS), West Africa

BAULE
Loom 1
8.5" high
SOLD

BAULE
Loom 2
8.5" high
$150

BAULE
Loom 3
7.5" high
$150

The mounted loom beaters above have been vetted as authentic. The custom bases are included.

The loom beaters below have been vetted as authentic with signs of significant use and age.

BAULE
Loom 4
9" high
$100

BAULE
Loom 5
8" high
$100

BAULE
Loom 6
8" high
$100


BAULE
Loom 7
7" high
$100

BAULE
Loom 8
8.5" high
$100

BAULE
Loom 9
8" high
$100

 

The loom beaters below have been vetted as authentic with signs of use and age.

BAULE
Loom 10
8.5" high
SOLD

BAULE
Loom 11
8" high
$75

BAULE
Loom 12
8.25" high
SOLD


BAULE
Loom 13
8.25" high
$75

BAULE
Loom 14
6.75" high
$75

Often referred to as looms, these are actually loom beaters. West African strip looms vary greatly in how the long warp threads are set up and held in tension. Heddles pull out selected alternating warp threads between each pass of the shuttle carrying the weft threads back and forth ( Most looms are single or double heddle looms.) Loom beaters, with numerous thin flat wood dividers, are threaded with the warp threads when the loom is set up and compact the weft threads after each pass.

Sculpturally, the loom beaters, heddle pulleys and shuttles are the most interesting parts of a very complex weaving loom.

The looms not mounted can be hung easily on a single nail or hanger using the attached old strings.

 

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