Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool


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. From the 1924 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society at the royal city of Tell el-Amarna, which flourished during the reign of King Akhenaten in the 18th Dynasty. Marked in ink 502 - but this is an error and it should be 503 - excavated in the Main City house R44.2 (find no. 24/503). CONDITION NOTE (1998): In two pieces, label sellotaped to surface, cracked, surface dirt.