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Ancient loom weights found in Turkey

Ancient loom weights which date back 2,500 years have been found in the ancient Turkish city of Assoss. The art of weaving in ancient times was a bit different compared to the weaving of today, Arslan said. “In the textile industry, sheep’s and goat’s wool is used. We have a significant

Ancient burial shroud made of surprising materials

Analysis of a 2,800-year-old burial shroud found in Denmark has been found to be made of imported wild nettles, not cultivated flax as previously thought. This discovery, announced...in the journal Scientific Reports, casts a new light on the textile trade in Bronze Age Europe, said study researcher Ulla Mannering, an archaeologist

Breeding dogs for textile production

A new study has revealed that the people who lived on the Pacific coast or North America before the Europeans arrived bread special long haired dogs for textile production. Researchers found evidence of dog hair in the robe of fur and six of the woven textiles, primarily in a blend with

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