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Magdalena weaves a rug while her aunt rests from carding wool.

The the dowel under the strings on the front of the loom is being used to adjust the string tension. As the weaving progresses, the tension on the strings shifts and some become more relaxed. Using the shims to keep the tension on all the strings the same prevents a "bubbling" effect in the rug.

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