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A dobby loom is a loom in which each harness can be manipulated individually. This is in contrast to a treadle loom, where the harnesses are attatched to a number of different treadles depending on the weave structure.
Dobby looms allow a variety of complex weave structures on one threading. A Jacquard loom is an example of an adaptation to a dobby loom. The harnesses can be controlled by a computer or a series of pegs which allow them to rise or fall.
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