FW: boat shuttles and horizontal weaving looms.
- Hi all,
This just appeared on the SCA-Card-Weaving list. I thought it may be
interesting for any Russian personae who are also into weaving.
>1. boat shuttles
> Posted by: "Beth and Bob Matney" bmatney@... bmatney2000
> Date: Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:17 am (PDT)
>I am so excited! I finally found extant examples of boat shuttles from the
>early 14th century (1310-1320)! There were also some horizontal loom parts
>from the same time period excavated.
>Wooden Artifacts from medieval Novgorod. by Boris Aleksandrovich
>Kolchin; A V Chernetsov . 1989. 2 vol. Oxford. B.A.R. Int. Series 495. 486
>pages. ISBN: 0860546357
>What this means is that I now have good archaeological evidence for
>horizontal treadle looms in the early 14th century. We know that they were
>in western Europe by mid 13th century (about 1250) from a manuscript
>illumination, but no good archaeological evidence.
>Beth of Walnutvale