Spinning pendant The spinning pendant is the first tool […]
The spinning pendant is the first tool used in spinning in Chinese history, and its appearance dates back at least to the Neolithic Age. The early spinning wheels unearthed are usually made of stone pieces or pottery pieces. The shapes are different. They are mostly drum-shaped, round, oblate, and quadrangular. Some of them are also painted on the wheel surface.
The emergence of the spinning pendant not only changed the textile production of the primitive society, but also had a profound impact on the development of later spinning tools. As a simple spinning tool, it has been used for thousands of years, even in the twentieth century, Tibet. Some nomadic Tibetans in the area are still spinning with it.
According to the structure, the ancient universal spinning wheel can be divided into two types: hand spinning wheel and pedal spinning wheel. The image data of the hand spinning wheel was found many times in the unearthed Han Dynasty cultural relics, indicating that the hand spinning wheel has been very popular in the Han Dynasty. The pedal spinning machine was developed on the basis of the hand spinning wheel. The earliest image data was the Eastern Han Dynasty portrait stone unearthed in Sihong County, Jiangsu Province. The power of the spinning wheel to drive the spinning wheel comes from the hand. When operating, the spinning wheel needs to be shaken with one hand and the spinning work is performed with one hand. The force of the spinning wheel driving the spinning wheel comes from the foot. When operating, the spinning woman can use both hands to perform the spinning operation, which greatly improves the working efficiency. Since its inception, spinning wheels have been the most popular spinning machine, and even in modern times, it has been used as a major spinning tool in some remote areas.