Aug 20, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 20, 2009

Heddle Pulley

Heddle Pulley

c. 1935

Wood and metal

Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Gift of Katherine C. White 1971.299

Location

Did you know?

The man on this heddle pulley is depicted with a hairstyle that was fashionable at the time it was made.

Description

The heddle pulley, a working element of a narrow-band loom, bears a miniature sculpture. Heddle pulleys support and separate threads during weaving. Mounted above the weaver, the pulleys allow him to glance up at an object of inspiring beauty, rather than pure functionality.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Implements

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