Close-Up View of Weaving a Manta

Guadalupe weaves half of a manta. She has placed a stick into each “shed,” the opening between odd and even sets of warp yarns.

She turns each stick on end to create her pattern by rearranging the colored yarns that lie above the “shed sticks”.

Guadalupe uses a polished llama bone (right) to “strum”—to push down each line of weaving.