Egyptian ground loom



Egyptian ground loom
It is necessary to work with three people on a ground loom because of the width and the sheer quantity of warp threads involved. Two sticks depicted in the loom probably hold the first cross together while the warp is arranged onto the cloth beam, keeping the threads pushed together so the threads will not move during this process.

In the painting below on the right, four women are busily arranging the warp threads on the beams. No beaters or heddle jacks are depicted.

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