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Tape loom

Object Number: 
1941.1116
Date: 
1750-1825
Medium: 
Wood, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 3/8 in. ( 59.7 x 20 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
carved: in handle: "LW"
Description: 
Wooden tape loom with inlaid pewter designs and chip-carved and incised decorations; initials incised in handle above heart-shaped cutout; remnants of red stain.
Gallery Label: 
Tape looms were used for weaving simple bands of cloth. Though they served a functional purpose, tape looms were also frequently objects of affection, made by hand and given to one's sweetheart.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group