Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool

20.11.84.11

Currently not on display

This appears to be a tool used for weaving textiles on a loom, sometimes called a ‘pin beater’. This bone tool was used to push up the weft yarns to create tighter fabric. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Broken into four pieces, scratched, surface loss, blue paper adhered to fragments. From the Egypt Exploration Fund 1884 excavations at Tanis (San el-Hagar), directed by William Flinders Petrie; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.