vlasta wrote:Hi. It isn't actually true, that there are no finds of loom weights from Viking Age Dublin. in Director's Finds. Temple Bar West by Linzi Simpson they are mentioned few times, for example "To the west, the large post-and-wattle structure was replaced by what was clearly a small domestic house; the finds from the floor included a belt-buckle, a loom weight , a gaming piece, amber fragments, a comb and a beautiful walrus ivory pin".
vlasta wrote:Moreover, warp weighted looms were known to native Irish, as stated by Nancy Edwards in The Archaeology in Early Medieval Ireland "Stone loom weights with an hourglass-shaped hole in the centre have sometimes been identified suggesting the use of vertical warp-weighted loom".
vlasta wrote:On the other hand, there is an evidence of use of two-beamed vertical looms in Late Saxon England (Who Produced the Textiles? Changing Gender Roles in Late Saxon Textile Production by Philippa A.Henry in Northern Archaeological Textiles NESAT VII by Frances Pritchard and John Peter Wild), so it is possible, that at least some of Dublin textile manufacturers could have been using that type of loom.
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