Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A type of loom in which the shuttle, containing the weft yarn, is passed through the warp threads by hand. It is less preferable when compared to a fly-shuttle loom, as the weaving process is slower and leads to a reduced output. However, it is favoured for extra-weft weaving, which is used to create intricate patterns on textiles.