Interactive weaving workshop on the warp-weighted loom

Weaving on the warp-weighted loom. Photo S. Spantidaki.

In 2009, ARTEX organised an interactive weaving workshop at the excavation site of Akrotiri, Santorini addressed to students, conservators and archaeologists working at the site. The workshop has been organised as an event framing the experimental project of Stella Spantidaki of reconstructing a piece of ancient fabric found in the excavations. After a presentation of the extant textile and its characteristics, the attendees had the chance to try weaving on the warp-weighted loom and discuss technical details with ARTEX’s research team.