Susan B was going through her mother’s stash and found this interesting object, above. She’s trying to figure out what it might be.
I’ve been thinking about it for days & I may have come up with an idea. In backstrap weaving the top of the warp is held in place over a rod of some kind. The bottom of the warp goes around your back. You provide the tension for the warp.
Backstrap is generally a fairly simple form of weaving and, in pictures at least, the rods look like broomstocks. Although this is very narrow, it could be used this way. The little metal rods above and below would help to keep the warp in place.
It’s very beautiful and I don’t know of backstrap kits that would be made so nicely.
Do you know? You can respond in the comments.