Egyptian making thread



Egyptian making thread
As one of the most important steps of spinning flax, thread-making, along with its actual samples, has been found in Egypt as early as the 5th millennium in the Neolithic settlements of the Faiyum.

Important steps of tread-making in Ancient Egypt (shown in the 12th-Dynasty tombs’ paintings):

Scutching the fibers ---- combing the fine strands by fingers ---- wounding into a coil ---- wetting the coil ---- using high-whorl spindles to twist into a stronger thread.

— E. J. W. Barber, Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, Princeton University Press, 1992, 44-45.

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