The weaver would sit at the horizontal bar at the left side of the apparatus. At right, the dangling yarns are tied to the warps in an order that determines the pattern being woven. A "drawboy," often a small child, sitswould sit on top of the loom, raising and lowering sets of warps as the weaver required.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • A drawloom, used to produce cloth with compound weaves. The weaver would sit at the horizontal bar at the left side of the apparatus. At right, the dangling yarns are tied to the warps in an order that determines the pattern being woven. A "drawboy," often a small child, sitswould sit on top of the loom, raising and lowering sets of warps as the weaver required.