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Loom and unfinished blanket, Pima. Collected by Edward Palmer in Arizona in 1885. Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, cat. no. E076008; no accession number.

Dimensions: The unfinished blanket measures 41 in. (warp) x 22.5 in. (weft). The loom bars, made of cactus, are 56 in. long and 2.3 in. in diameter. The entire loom is 45 in. long.

Technique: Plain weave.

Thread count: Warp = 8/in.; Weft = 11/in.

Fibers: Warp and weft = 1-ply cotton yarn, white, Z-spin. Two red wefts of wool.

Design: Other than the inclusion of two red threads in the weft, there is no design elaboration.


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