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Bone tools used in textile production from Exeter

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Simple bone tools of the types shown here are known from various early medieval towns. They were used in different stages of cloth production. The circular spindle whorls, sawn from the long-bones of cattle, would weight a spindle, used in spinning thread. The plain long bones, each with one pointed end, are pin-beaters, used during weaving on a loom to push up the horizontal threads. The needles, used in sewing, have seen much use; their surfaces are highly polished. More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

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Date Created

19/11/2002

Date

Anglo-Saxon

Temporal Coverage

600-1100

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Source

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Language

English

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