Beater

This beautifully shaped beater, made of solid wood, is used for beating back the weft threads on a tablet weaving loom.The method of tablet weaving has ancient roots in various parts of the world including Burma. It is still practiced today in the weaving of monk's girdles and manuscript binding tapes (sazigyo).

Date/Period
Mid 20th century
Region
Burma
Dimension
Gross measurement: H6.4 x W 42.3 x D 2.3 cm
Accession No.
2009-02991
Material
Tamarind wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Ma Mar Lar through Dr. Ye Myint
Category
Woodcarving