Tools. Without them there wouldn’t be textiles. To weave bands one can us a rigid heddle. And we would like to show you this lovely rigid heddle from Västkinde, Gotland, Sweden. It’s made out of moose antlers. It’s dated 1350-1500.
It’s in the collection of Swedish History museum and here is the link to the database.
Please cred us if sharing photos.
/Amica and Maria
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thank you for this nice heddle. Is it possible that the carved dots pattern represent a weaving pattern ? and how ? and…
Thank you! We have no idea 🙂
Interesting. There are no mooses in Gotland. (Have there ever been?) So this must be traded. From where?
There were a big import from the mainland