Loom Weight card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Loom Weight


Currently not on display


Ceramic loom weight used to hold down the warp threads so the weft threads could be woven over and under them. Described in 1924 as a "tablet of pottery pierced for suspension". Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 27446; Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1924 Lot 481.