webbestre, f.n: weaver; (specifically) female weaver. (WEB-bes-truh / ˈwɛb-bɛs-trə)

Medieval manuscript image of a haloed, veiled woman sitting at a loom behind partially woven blue cloth that matches her dress; her hands hold four cards through which the warp threads pass, and to her right is a beater amid the warp threads.
Virgin Mary in Book of Hours; France (Paris), 1430-5; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.359, f. 26v. [ica.themorgan.org]

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