Off-Loom Weft Twining
Small off-loom pieces, called "musaggat", are made by stretching thick, smooth twine around knees, a box, or stiff cushion. Warps are hung from this horizontal piece by folding twine in half and attaching it to the horizontal "beam" with larkshead knots. As many pairs as needed are attached, and the ends left hanging. The weaver then works from the top down, pushing up the twining to make it tight. The piece is finished by sewing on binding, adding tassels, and any other appropriate decorative methods of concealing warp ends and beginning knots.
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