sley or reed (loom accessory)

Object Number: 
N-195
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood, cane, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 48 x 4 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 121.9 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame wound with twine securing dents made of cane (11 per inch).
Gallery Label: 
A reed fit in the batten of a loom and was used to space warp yarns evenly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George W. Nash
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group