(Glossary Term)

A comb-like device used on a loom that keeps warp threads evenly spaced and helps prevent tangling. In Indonesia this is mainly found on looms in the western part of the archipelago, as well as parts of flores, sulawesi and sangir. A reed is helpful for making balanced weaves, particularly in textiles with a silk warp. (Two) device resembling a comb, used for keeping warp threads in sequence and evenly spaced. Usually positioned near the weaver, just in front of the leading edge of the fabric being woven. In some looms the reed is also used to beat-in the weft.

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