© Department of Antiquities


Name of Object:

Sewing needle

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

Department of Antiquities

Date:

3.500 BC

Type of object:

Needle

Museum Inventory Number:

no number

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Ivory / bone

Dimensions:

L: 10cm

Period / Dynasty:

Chalcolithic Period

Provenance:

Unknown

Description:

A sewing needle shaped from ivory or bone. A large opening called the eye allows the thread to be pulled through the needle to prepare for sewing.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

Unknown

How Object was obtained:

Excavation/unknown

Selected bibliography:

Ibrahim, Moawiyah, et al., Museum of Jordanian Heritage, Amman-Jordan: Yarmouk University, 1988.

Citation of this web page:

Samia Khouri "Sewing needle" in [Discover Carpet Art] , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;DCA;jo;Mus31_C;24;en&id=ivory

Prepared by: Samia Khouri
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_024