3300 years old! Earliest evidence in Europe for a tablet woven border on a textile. Hallstatt, Bronze Age saltmine. The tabletweave with the blue dyed stripes was done as startingborder. It was also sewn and maybe in the primary, intended function this cloth belonged to a garment. After tear and wear the textile was re-used as makeshift binding material in the saltmine. Swipe for the details.... Fascinating item in many respects: - technique (early tablet weave) - patterned with blue stripes (
Peter Urmston - Prehistoric families laid out their dead on wooden platforms south of the River Ouse, Bedford. Communities gathered here for important ceremonies over 4,500 years ago to lay out the recently deceased to the elements. Later generations built circular mounds beside the Neolithic mortuary grounds. To this day archaeologists still don’t know what the mounds were for, but examples elsewhere suggest that many were used for the burial of the high-status individuals in the Bronze Age.