Ancestors On The Edges

I continue to be engrossed in genealogy research, looking for the clues that weave my ancestors together into a sturdy cloth. But lately I find myself assembling only the edges of the puzzle. I have more of the frame or boarder than the parts that fill in the center sections. So I just want to appreciate what I am learning about the history of the people who lived in those long ago times. I bet in those olden days many women did more practical weaving like cloth for their families clothes.

‘Tatua Partonun weaving Simalungun traditional woven cloth (Hiou), in her home at Purba Tongah’ by Arokh Thio Gunadi Purba on

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt word is ‘frame.’

6 thoughts on “Ancestors On The Edges

  1. Laura

    The loom is one of the more intimidating things I’ve seen from those days. We’ve seen demonstrations up close in Williamsburg and Old Salem and all I can think is wow, there’s no way I could manage that.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Women have done some beautiful weaving over the ages. I think you could learn how. I haven’t tried weaving. I am pretty lame with a sewing machine. My grandmother had a sewing machine she operated manually with a foot pedal.




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