The Jordan Museum
Iron Age II
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.
Department of Antiquities
The excavation team in Dayer 'Alla dated this tool based on the pottery found in the near vicinity.
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