The Moving Parts of a Loom | Making the "Mshut" with Sihem from TUNIQ on Vimeo.


What Sihem calls the "mshut" in this video is often called the heedles in English. They are at least two (per loom) wooden pairs of planks connected by complex interlocking threads that are used to raise and lower a certain portion of the warp (longitudinal) threads so that the weft (latitudinal) threads can pass over and under them. As you can see, just this one part of the complex loom takes careful work and its own craftsmanship to create.