In the mythology, the loom is a metaphor for the primordial speech:
“Teeth evoke the comb and the language which continually comes out from the mouth, the shuttle; the pulley, from which comes the characteristic creaking of the job, the gullet in particular, and more particularly the part of the larynx where the sounds are formed; the heddles of the loom are figured by the uvula which goes down and up when talking. The words themselves are the thread that the weaver transforms into cloth.
The loom represents the image of the universe. The pulley is in the centre and located on the horizontal line of the weaver facing him.
- Caliper pulley Kongo
- Region/ country
- Wood, feathers, fabric, rope
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 30×15×30 cm