Weaver's comb - 973.24.2047_1


Weaver's comb

Geography: Excavated at Gebel Adda, Egypt (ancient Nubia)
Date: c. 1100-1400 AD
Period: Probably Late Nubian Christian Period
15.1 x 6.5 x 2.1 cm
Object number: 973.24.2047
Credit Line: Gift of the National Geographic Society
Not on view
DescriptionWeavers used wooden combs to compress the threads of the weft and to maintain the regular spacing of the warp threads on their loons. This example has a rectangular block with a row of teeth at one end. These teeth are largely worn away.  The surface of the wood is also worn and there are various holes for the attachment of the comb to the loom.
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