Loom Reed



Reed from a modern loom (c. 1900), made from flattened strips of wood between two half round ribs of wood, and binding the whole together with tarred fabric. This was taken from a loom in the village of Abu Kirkas, about four miles from Beni Hasan. Was displayed in the Ancient Egypt gallery between 1912 and 1941 to provide a modern comparison beside ancient examples of weaving technology and woven cloth. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Label adhered to surface, material worn, surface dirt.