BAckstrap Loom - All Fiber Arts
|Museum for Textiles - Backstrap Loom **|
|This backstrap loom is an example of huipil fabric, woven by Quiche speaking Mayan people, in Nahaula Guatemala. Backstrap looms are often fastened to a tree or post. The other end of the loom wraps around the weaver's waist and the weaver adjusts the tension by leaning back on the loom.|
|Backstrap Loom of Jacaltenango, Guatemala|
This site gives a good explanation of how to weave on a backstrap loom.
|Weaving with a Backstrap Loom|
Here are some great pictures of backstrap weaving in Indonesia.
|Weaving Workshops & Tours|
If you are planning to travel to Mexico, you can take a weaving workshop to learn traditional Mayan backstrap weaving.
|Museum for Textiles Exhibit|