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Description

Backstrap for loom (ishitomushni), curved oblong of wood, carved with symmetrical abstract designs, cord and bone toggle, worn behind weaver's waist to give tension to loom: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1909.499.26

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Loom backstrap, Ishitomushni

Production information

Unknown
Hokkaido, Japan, East Asia

Date

19th - early 20th century

Style / Culture

Ainu people (Hokkaido), Japanese

Materials

Wood, Bone, Plant fibre

Physical description

Carved wood, bone toggle

Exhibitions

  • A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (26 Apr 2002 - 01 Sep 2002)
    Historical Museum of Hokkaido
    Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

References

A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (2002), no. 168 (p.69)

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
World Cultures »
Living Lands »
Co.5

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