Finishing Handwoven Textiles

A common perception about handweaving is that it's just throwing a shuttle back and forth, but there is so much more involved in the process, both before and after the shuttle work. I've talked before about many of the steps that happen on the front end, like designing, planning, sampling, warping the loom, and the weaving itself. But what happens after the last shuttle is thrown, and the piece is ready to come off the loom? Certainly with all the effort I've invested in this handwoven textile so far, I should put the same care into the finishing process.