Textiles tools, fabrics, and craftspeople in Wielbark culture

A holistic approach to the evidence for textile production from Czarnówko, Lubowidz and Wilkowo, Poland

Presentation by Magdalena Przymorska.


The aim of the project "Textiles tools, fabrics and craftspeople in Wielbark culture. Holistic approach to the evidence for textile production from Czarnówko, Lubowidz and Wilkowo as the case studies" is a comprehensive look at the relationship among the types of textile tools, thread and fabrics produced with their help, and people who made them. The project is based on artefacts discovered in the Wielbark culture cemeteries in Czarnówko, Lubowidz and Wilkowo, Poland. Those sites, explored almost entirely, provided a rich set of textile tools – spindle whorls, distaffs, needles, and so-called hook-shaped pins (which are interpreted as the remains of spindles), as well as one of the most numerous collections of fabrics from the Roman period in Poland.

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