Russian Old Believer
Beating the shed with the weaving knife.
The weaving knife is used to hold open the front shed.
Front view of the weaver as she picks up the pattern.
Weaver's vew as she chooses a pattern thread from the front shed.
Weaver's view as she chooses a pattern thread from the back shed.
The pick-up process as it nears the left edge of the belt.
The dowel is holding the shed for the pick-up pattern. Now the weaving knife which held the front shed can be removed .
View of the back beam: lease sticks and sticks used to keep warp even.
from the fieldwork of Miriam Milgram