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. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the Egypt Exploration Society in return for their excavation subscription. Marked in ink "T.A. 28/9 3" indicating this was excavated in the North Suburb, house V.36.3 (find no. 29/3). Described by the excavator as a net-spacer or spatula. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Label adhered to surface, surface dirt, scratched, discolouration.