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agbati (2)
1) drag loom (the whole frame).
2) vertical poles of the loom (agba: platform, lodge + ati: tree, stick).
xevi (9)
the pulley box holding "kekevi" in the loom (lit.: bird) "Xevi" are usually made by blacksmiths in iron. Traditionally, they were made of plain or finely carved wood. When bird-shaped, the same hook can be shaped as a beak. Tin cans too can be recicled as "xevi".
kekevi (8) is the wooden wheel/reel used as the pulley ("keke": reel + "vi": small).
noka (63) is strap of hide (or plastic) attached to "kekevi".
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no (eno) (33)
heddles. It includes "noga" and "novi".
noga (16)
Heddles in which only one thread is caught or passed through the eyelet. They perform plain weaving ("no": heddle + "ga": big)
novi (17)
Heddles for designs (no: heddle + vi: small). Heddles in which two or more threads are caught in one eyelet. The same for cloth design in which this type of heddles is used, interlaced with "wutsatsa" or "noga". "Novi" are indeed bigger than "noga", but they are regarded as the younger brothers of "noga", that are surely the elder heddles.
kabeti (7)
Cloth beam ("kaba": quick + "ati": stick; "the stick that hurries (the cloth)"), called also "avokpo".
avotroga (14)
Short iron rod inserted into the beam ("kabeti") to roll the woven cloth and/or drag the warp load "kpetesi" ("avo": cloth + "tro": roll, turn, twist + "ga": iron rod).
klomi (5)
One of the two vertical stakes which hold the cloth beam ("klo": knee + "mi": inside). Since the Colonial Age, "klomi" are not upright but bending, that permitted to the weaver an easier escape from tax collectors...
vu, evu (58)
Shuttle ("vu": boat, vehicle). So named because it resembles a boat and carries the bobbin across the warp.
xa (exa) (10)
Beater or reed (lit.: broom) . Of this, we have "afevoxa", which is compact and can accommodate many threads (as in Afevo cloth), and "dzagidi" or "dzabadzabaxa", which is not compact and used for less artistic cloths.
avo (23)
Cloth, warp. When straight off the loom, the warp is called "avochej" (24).
When enrolled, is called "avotsihe".
avotsihe (36)
Enrolled warp ("avo": warp + "tsihe": head pad, to carry loads). See also "gbako".
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kpetesi (125)
Warp load. Formerly used a slang word covering illegal distillation, "kpetesi" is today the common name of "palm wine".
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ata (65)
A device of four prongs on crossed flat boards to unfurl yarn. From "ata" or "atagba" (thighs). Yarns were originally unfurled or spun using spokes for wheels.See also "atatukpa".
etièomo (64)
Spinning-wheel or spinning machine.
loho (82)
Warp making narrow board with vertical rods on which thread spools are fixed.
notsime, avonotsime (40)
the cross in the warp, formerly stechted inside two pegs. It is. the end of warp, at which threads are inserted into the heddles. (lit.: nostrils, "notsi" nose + me "inside"). As breath is "gbogbo" (life), any trouble in "notsime" harms the life of the warp). The starting point of the warp, stretched at the single peg is "zizime". See also "notsimeka", "zizime".
noheti (44)
Looped stick used to stretch heddle frames in putting the warp in heddles ("no": heddle + "he": pull + "ati": stick).

from: Ewe Glossary of Handweaving, by Dale Massiasta and Luciano Ghersi