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Tape loom

Tape loom
Title
Tape loom
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.1116
Marks 
carved: in handle: "LW"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group