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Egypt and Sudan
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Egypt, woman spinning flax

Sudan, children spinning cotton

Two images from the book `Methods of Hand Spinning in Egypt and the Sudan´ by Grace M. Crowfoot.
Left: Egyptian woman spinning flax. She draws the yarn through her mouth to keep it moist.
Right: Sudanese children spinning cotton. The spindle is brought to speed by rolling up the thigh and then revolves freely.

Literature:
Grace M. Crowfoot, Methods of Hand Spinning in Egypt and the Sudan. County Borough of Halifax Bankfield Museum Notes, Second Series - No. 12 (Halifax 1931).   (31.05.2016)

Egypt, old man spinning
Old man spinning. The whorl of the top-whorl-spindle is a single cross bar or arm.
Egypt, Fellah spinning
Fellah spinning.