Visit “Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh” for a closer look at this loom and in-process textile. Zo weavers use simple back-tension looms made of bamboo rods and wooden sticks. The far end of the loom is tethered to a fixed object, and the near end is attached to the weaver’s waist by a belt.
Mro weaver Win La Oo makes a shoulder cloth on her grandmother’s loom. Lanmadaw, Myanmar, 2003 (© Barbara and David Fraser)