A report on Sewing needle

A sewing needle
Needles used for hand sewing
Thread through the eye of a No.5 sharp needle
<Center> Magdalenian, Gourdan-Polignan France - Muséum of Toulouse
Bone sewing needle, Early Neolithic period, Xinglongwa Culture
Tibetan needle-case
Metal container for pins from the second half of the 20th century. From the Museo del Objeto del Objeto collection

Long slender tool with a pointed tip at one end and a hole to hold the sewing thread.

- Sewing needle
A sewing needle

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View of the excavation area within the rock shelter.

Sibudu Cave

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Rock shelter in a sandstone cliff in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Rock shelter in a sandstone cliff in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

View of the excavation area within the rock shelter.
View of the rock shelter in a sandstone cliff.
Lithic tools from the cave.

The earliest known bone needle, dated to 61,000 years ago, with wear similar to that found in bone needles used to puncture animal hide;

Denisova Cave in 2008

Denisova Cave

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Cave in the Bashelaksky Range of the Altai mountains, Siberia, Russia.

Cave in the Bashelaksky Range of the Altai mountains, Siberia, Russia.

Denisova Cave in 2008
Denisova Cave in 2008
The interior of the cave, 2008

A 7 cm sewing needle made from bird bone, estimated to be around 50,000 years-old, was found in Denisova Cave.

A ceremony at the Awashima Shrine

Hari-Kuyō

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Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Festival of Broken Needles, celebrated on February 8 in the Kanto region, but on December 8 in the Kyoto and Kansai regions.

Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Festival of Broken Needles, celebrated on February 8 in the Kanto region, but on December 8 in the Kyoto and Kansai regions.

A ceremony at the Awashima Shrine

It is celebrated by women in Japan as a memorial to all the sewing needles broken in their service during the past year, and as an opportunity to pray for improved skills.

Entrance to Potok Cave

Potok Cave

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Cave in northern Slovenia, declared a high-elevation archaeological and paleontological site, occupied approximately 35,000 years BP (before present) by anatomically modern humans of the Aurignacian culture during the Upper Paleolithic.

Cave in northern Slovenia, declared a high-elevation archaeological and paleontological site, occupied approximately 35,000 years BP (before present) by anatomically modern humans of the Aurignacian culture during the Upper Paleolithic.

Entrance to Potok Cave
Srečko Brodar
Inside Potok Cave
Inside Potok Cave

The finds from eight layers excavated from the cave included the bones of more than 40 animal species, including cave bears, wolves, alpine marmots, hares, red foxes, weasels, lynx, red deer, and chamois, and muskox teeth, as well as 123 arrowheads and one of the world's oldest sewing needles.