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Aboriginal American Weaving

—— BY ——

MISS MARY LOIS KISSELL

American Museum of Natural History,

NEW YORK CITY.

A Paper Read before The National Association of Cotton Manufacturers
at their Eighty-eighth Meeting at Mechanics Fair Building,
Boston, Mass., April 27th,

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ABORIGINAL AMERICAN WEAVING.
Miss Mary Lois Kissell, American Museum of Natural History, New York City.

Wonderful as is the development of modern machinery for the manufacture of American textiles—machinery which seems almost human in the way it converts raw materials into finished cloth; just as surprising are the most primitive looms of the American aborigines, who without the aid of machinery make interesting weavings with only a bar upon which to suspend the warp threads while the human hand completes all the processes of manufacture. Modern man's inventive genius in the textile art has been expended upon perfecting the machinery, while primitive man's ingenuity has resulted in making a beautiful weaving with very simple means........................

 

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