Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool


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". 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, discolouration, adhesive on surface, surface dirt.