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MDaines Wrote:
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> While researching for a translation, I came across
> this old Scandinavian tool used for winding
> thread. It’s called a spinnekrok, and there’s
> a picture of it on the following link:
> [www.spinartiste.com]
> -with-silja-devine-handspun-traditions-by-the-sami
> -people
>
> The image here is only of the top section. A short
> youtube film shows that the spinnekrok is
> handheld, the handle not very long. Thoth holds a
> tool with a body-length handle. At the bottom
> there are two prongs. If this is indeed a
> weaver’s instrument, the prongs might serve to
> separate warp threads. Examples of almost
> identical ancient Egyptian tools to the was,
> called djam, have long spiralling handles with a
> needle-hole at the bottom which could well have
> been used to filter the thread that was being
> wound around the top. The thread would be pulled
> up in a snake-like movement around the spirals,
> thus avoiding knotting in the process. In the case
> of the was, the bundle of raw wool (or whatever
> material) would have been the equivalent of the
> head of a snake, held down and neutralized by the
> two prongs.
>
> Easy research on internet shows that it wasn’t
> only Thoth linked to this tool. I have no
> specialist knowledge of ancient Egyptian imagery,
> and haven’t gone into the subject to any depth.
> Perhaps the above hypothesis has already been put
> forward and rejected thanks to substantiated
> arguments unknown to me. But I would be
> interested to know. Thanks.
>
> Madeleine

Hi Madelaine,

Interesting idea, but, this tool the ancient Egyptians are shown holding in their hand was used as a gnomon rod.

Google should lead you to something by Martin Isler.

Best, Avry

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