This month’s update sees textile specialist Dr Susanna Harris discussing the fibres and fabrics from the Must Farm settlement. Videos 5 – 7 will follow next month.
The Must Farm Textiles: Part One – Introducing Bronze Age Textiles
Part One introduces Bronze Age textiles to help put the Must Farm finds in context.
The Must Farm Textiles: Part Two – Must Farm’s Fibres and Fabrics
The second part of our video series exploring Must Farm’s textiles focuses on the site’s assemblage. Why have these artefacts been preserved and how have the preservation conditions affected these textiles?
The Must Farm Textiles: Part Three – Fibres and Fabrics – Quality and Technology
Part Three of our video series on Must Farm’s textiles examines the site’s woven fabrics. Despite being made during the Late Bronze Age, almost three thousand years ago, their quality is comparable to some fabrics we encounter today.
The Must Farm Textiles: Part Four – Yarn and Wound Thread
In Part Four we explore some of the yarn and wound threads found during the excavation. It is unusual to find earlier stages of textile production alongside finished items at a Late Bronze Age site and we are currently investigating these artefacts.