Reconstruction of a linen fabric from Akrotiri, Santorini

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

In 2009, Stella Spantidaki carried out a reconstruction of a linen fabric found in the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri and studied by ARTEX, in order to understand the weaving technique and the tools used. The thread chosen has a similar diameter to the threads of the extant fabric, 0,3 mm, and the textile has been woven in tabby weave on a warp-weighted loom, which was constructed specifically for the occasion. The loom-weights have been produced in clay in a discoid shape with a single suspension hole and a weight of 180 g, which is suitable for the thickness of the threads and corresponds to the average weight of loom-weights from Akrotiri.


Σπαντιδάκη Σ. 2009-2010 Ανακατασκευή λινού υφάσματος από το Ακρωτήρι Σαντορίνης, ΑΛΣ 7, 75-84.