Rigid Heddle Loom
- Date 1865
- Place of Origin Sogn, Norway
- Creator Unknown
Hand-carved standard heddle with 26 slots and 27 holes for weaving narrow bands. Three cutout circular forms crown top and provide hand grasp. Chip carving on upper and lower crossbars.
Carved for aunt of donor’s mother, Marte Ellingsdatter Fitje. Matre and her husband, Jorgen Hansen Sande emigrated from Sogn to a farm north of Decorah, Iowa in 1865.
- Materials Wood
- Dimensions height, 7.5 inches; width, 6 inches
- Identifier / Source 1984.035.005 - Gift of Gertrude Berg