Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Also known as a heald wire or heddle, it is the part of the loom through which warp threads are passed individually. The yarn is passed through an eyelet in the wire and the number of wires used depends on the number of warp threads required. It is supported on a frame called the heald shaft or heddle shaft.