Handmade Rug Looms

Handcrafted looms were constructed with a minimum of woodworking tools, and in

general, had few metal parts. Wedges secured the assembled pieces. The weavers

depressed foot pedals to change the sheds and threw the shuttle manually.

linda Bertanzetti from Ohio found one of these early looms while visiting the former

Soviet Union. This early Russian loom has an overhead beater with bore staff brake

and single wheel pullies.