Ancient loom weight

Ancient loom weight

I had a ‘that’s it!’ moment when I discovered an article on an 8000 year old loom weight inscribed with ancient marks which archaeologists think are a form of Neolithic writing. Loom weights and spindle whorls were both useful and sacred, since weaving was thought to be a gift from the goddess. They were often made from precious stone like amber or coloured marble, and would have been valuable objects handed down through the generations.
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Ancient loom weight

Ancient loom weight

I had a ‘that’s it!’ moment when I discovered an article on an 8000 year old loom weight inscribed with ancient marks which archaeologists think are a form of Neolithic writing. Loom weights and spindle whorls were both useful and sacred, since weaving was thought to be a gift from the goddess. They were often made from precious stone like amber or coloured marble, and would have been valuable objects handed down through the generations.
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