197078.15.0019E (Loom)

This is the entire loom with the weaving attached. There are two wooden sticks that holds the strings. The cotton strings are different colours and woven into a geometric design of squares and lines. The weaving stops with another small piece of wood and leads to more open  string. The spindle is attached with the red thread. It is quite common to find geometric designs among the Shipibo-Conibo because in the past the symbols had meaning that held their beliefs and values. The ability to interpret and translate that meaning has since been lost, but the designs are still present.