Friday, April 12, 2013
Collecting Antique Tape Looms
Here is a link to a darling video of a colonial lady weaving on her tape loom,
I could not find a picture of the African ones that are now found on the antiques market. They're out there, they're very simple country pieces, with good color, but they are quite crudely made like the guy used a jack knife. They're old, but they're not American, so if you want one, don't pay too much.
How much is too much you ask. Simple country American ones sell for $300 up to maybe $800. Standing ones start at about $1,000. and go up. And add a date, a heart etc. and expect to pay more. For one of the truly unique finds I've shown, well you could buy a car instead. There was a beauty a few years ago covered in gorgeous chip carving and old blue paint, and I think it was about $30,000.
So there you go, everything you wanted to know about collection antique tape looms. Questions? You know where I am, so ask.