Archaeologist's find: carbonized textile

NEWS | Published: 19.10.2012

This year's excavation at the large stone house's cellar has revaled several pieces of carbonized cloth. The textile fragments come from a thin layer of coal, which is probably a sign of the great fire of 1656. Textile has perhaps been deposited in a wooden chest, which has allowed it to carbonize slowly without turning into ashes. The excavation has also produced an iron brooch which had still pieces of textile on it. The textile is simple tabby weave and it is probably made of wool. A strap made by tablet weaving runs at the textile's edge. The find is quite rare in the sense that under normal conditions textile decomposes easily. The pieces in the best condition are under conservation.