sley or reed (loom accessory)

Object Number: 
N-196
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood, cane, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 45 x 4 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 114.3 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on end of frame: "LEDI"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame wound with twine securing dents made of cane (7 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