VM_365 Day 115 Iron Age Loom Weight

VM 115Following onĀ  from Day 110 and Day 114’s Iron Age woollen cloth making theme, today’s image is of a fired clay Iron Age Loom weight found at Northdown, Margate during excavations in 1971.

Simple warp weighted looms designed to stand against the wall were commonly used to weave cloth during this period. The loom weights, such as the one shown above, were tied to the bottom of the warp (vertical) threads to add tension whilst the cloth was being woven.

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