Carpet weaver at work

#Picture Number ST210

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Victorian illustration to download showing a carpet weaver at work at his large, complex loom. He is weaving a Brussels carpet – a carpet with a looped surface. He is assisted by a barefoot boy who manages the shed mechanism (the shed is the gap between the warp threads into which the weaver ‘throws’ his shuttle).