Ancient loom weight modelling

The most recent experimental archaeology meeting at Camp Virtus, near Cluj-Napoca, Romania, part of the "Labirinth through time" project, has partly envisaged the modelling of ancient-type loom weights. According to archaeological clay weights discovered on the territory of present-day Romania, we have created a series of tronconical weights, perforated in the upper part, that shall be integrated, subsequently, into a remake of an actual vertical weaving loom.
See HERE a brief presentation of weaving in Antiquity [in Romanian, but illustrated]. 
All pictures from the meeting held July 1st are available on our website HERE.

Raw clay weights modeled at Camp Virtus

Volunteers enjoying pottery making

Perforated loom  weights

Teaching clay modelling by Virtus Antiqua

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