Weaving Tool card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weaving Tool

56.21.836

Currently not on display

Information

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. Find number 29/3: from house V.63.3. From the 1929 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. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Label sellotaped to surface, in two pieces held together with sellotape, scratched, surface dirt.