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The Unwound Yarn

Birth and Development of Textile Tools Between Levant and Egypt

Chiara Spinazzi-Lucchesi    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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This book reviews certain of the most important archaeological finds of textile tools, in order to draw a picture of the spinning and weaving technologies adopted in the Levant and Egypt from the Neolithic to the Persian period. A brief description of the objects found at several sites is provided to highlight differences of materials and tool design in order to better understand developments in weaving technology across this region. Textile tools housed in the Museo Egizio di Torino are also examined here for the first time. These include spindles and spindle whorls, bone spatulae and needles, which for the most part originate from Schiaparelli’s excavations at the Workers’ village of Deir el-Medina. A general analysis is provided, which compares these objects to the tools known from other sites in Egypt, as well as a catalogue, which provides further description and exact measurements for each object of the collection.

Pubblicato
04 Luglio 2018
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-251-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-232-1
Numero pagine
202
Dimensioni
16x23 cm
Copyright: © 2018 Chiara Spinazzi-Lucchesi. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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