|Description: A wooden paddle with a rounded end. It has 10 pairs of matched holes along the sides. |
Warping paddles were used to arrange strands of yarn or thread so that they would run lengthwise in weaving. When stretching a warp with a number of ends simultaneously, a paddle is often used to keep them in correct order and to facilitate the manipulation of them. Ref: p. 37 of the book ''Keep Me Warm One Night' Burnham, H.R. and D.K. Durnham. University of Toronto Press, 1972.