Backstrap Loom

From the exhibition:
Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A Huichol backstrap loom extends from the weaver seated on the ground to a high tree branch. Women thus become extensions of their looms, grounded to the earth and reaching for the sky. Tuxpan de Bolaños, ca. 1934. 107.6 x 46.3 cm. Robert M. Zingg collection, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology,

Credit: Photograph by Blair Clark.

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