Weaver's Reed



Portion of a modern (c.1900) weaving plant showing warp, twist, heeld, reed and finished cloth. This piece of weaving technology from a cotton mill in Bacup, Lancashire, 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. The rectangular wood and iron reed part measures 185 x 115 x 10 mm and is labelled "...rer, Bacup" and there is a small rectangular sticker with the Institute of Archaeology collection no. 548.