Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool

56.20.149

Currently not on display

Information

Flat flake of bone tapered to a point which 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. Marked in ink: "EGYPTIAN TOMB XII DYNASTY" and in pencil "GUROB". CONDITION NOTE (1998): Some pitting , chipped, surface dirt, label adhered tosurface.