I. Egyptian Looms.
IN the tomb of Chnem-hotep, at Beni Hasan, there is a wall painting of a horizontal loom with two weavers, women, squatting on either side, and at the right in the background is drawn the figure of the taskmaster. There are also figures represented in the act of spinning, etc. For the present we are concerned with the weaving only.
Fig. 1.—Horizontal Loom, Tomb of Chnem-hotep, from the... more...