Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Weaving

shuttle

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Shuttle

Makhu

Bodo

Wood

Max. Length: 68 cm, Max. Breadth: 4.5 cm, Max. Thickness: 3 cm

Good

Makhu or shuttle is an integral part of the weaving process which consists of a wooden frame with an elongated hole in the midsection of the frame. Both the ends are tapered to form a pointed shape. Makhu is the weft carrier and helps in interlacement of the weft with the warp threads to form a cloth.A spindle is attached within the elongated whole of the Makhu. In a hand loom, the shuttle carrying a bobbin, known as mahura or musra made of small bamboo tube for the weft is used for the weaving with the warp. The shuttle is operated with the hands on either side of the warp. In the process of weaving, the makhu is placed horizontally to the weft and pass over under the wrap threads by pushing and pulling and then thrown across the shed by hand releasing the weft yarn from bobbin.