Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool

56.21.364

Currently not on display

Flake of bone tapered to a point at one end. It 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 pencil: "Gurob XVIII Dyn WMFP 1889. From the 1889 excavations of W. M. Flinders Petrie at the ancient palace town of Gurob, which flourished in the New Kingdom. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Chipped, few surface cracks, discolouration, surface dirt.