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Bronze Age clay loomweight from Faversham

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 31 October 2023

KAS Curator Andy Ward shares a 3D model of a large clay loomweight excavated from a Neolithic to Bronze Age site in Faversham.


Posted 21st July 2023


Loomweights of this type would have been used on a warp-weighted loom where they would have kept the warp threads under sufficient tensions to allow weaving. The loom itself would be made up of two upright poles with a bar along the top. This would have been leant up against a wall to allow the weaver or weavers access standing in front of the loom.