The corpse was customarily laid on a sheet of linen, wide enough to envelop the body completely and more than twice the length of the corpse. The body was so placed on the sheet that the feet were at one end, and then the sheet was drawn over the head and back down to the feet. The feet were bound at the ankles, and the arms were tied to the body with linen strips. The face was bound with another cloth. A person so bound could hop and shuffle, but scarcely walk.”
 Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John (pp. 418–419). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.