© Department of Antiquities


Name of Object:

Weaving shuttle

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

The Jordan Museum

Date:

1000-539 BCE

Type of object:

Weaving shuttle

Museum Inventory Number:

JMA 2563

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Bone

Dimensions:

L: 6cm

Period / Dynasty:

Iron Age II

Description:

A tool designed to neatly and compactly store weft yarn while weaving. To weave the weft, shuttles are passed back and forth through the 'shed', the threads of the warp.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

The excavation team in Dayer 'Alla dated this tool based on the pottery found in the near vicinity.

How Object was obtained:

Loan

Citation of this web page:

Najd Sweidan "Weaving shuttle" in [Discover Carpet Art] , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;DCA;jo;Mus31_B;13;en&id=archaeological_objects

Prepared by: Najd Sweidan
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_013