Wood and metal
Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Gift of Katherine C. White 1971.299
The man on this heddle pulley is depicted with a hairstyle that was fashionable at the time it was made.
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.
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