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Tablet weaving - technology of tablet weaving is exceptional for its patterning possibilities; from simple lines and motifs to letters and complex animal or plant patterns. „Tablet“ (or „card“ in the US) is a plate, through which are threaded individual warp threads. Most often we encounter square tablets with four holes in all corners but there are also two holes, three-sided, six-sided, octagonal, etc. Most often the way of weaving is rotating each tablet by 90° forwards or backwards in various combinations according to particular pattern.
Origins of tablet weaving are not clear; for example debate is still going on about method of production of so-called „Rameses girdle“ made approximately in 1185 BC. The reason for small number of archaeological findings is organic origin of yarn, but often also of tablets themselves (wood, leather); there are tablets made of bones, ivory or bronze that were rather found. Today it is the easiest to use sturdy paper, like playing cards. More findings were preserved from area of the Roman Empire, Celtic civilization (patterns from Hochdorf), the Vikings (patterns from Birka) and Slavic civilization. Regarding today's Czech Republic, the oldest tablets (from 9th century) were found in Staré Město near Uherské Hradiště. A major development of the technology was in the Middle Ages, later it remains popular handcraft. Outside Europe, this technique was used in Africa and primarily throughout Asia. Tablet woven belts were used especially for decoration of garments, however, products of tablet weaving are characterized by strength and resistance and were used also as straps, belts, etc. The warp could also be hung on sides of standard loom for production of textiles so that the final fabric is already decorated (cloak found in Thorsbjerg). Material used for weaving was primarily easily colored wool, sometimes with silk, gold or silver threads; less often linen threads were used; cotton was used later in history.

Viking Tablet Weaving

About me - Anna Kadlečková

After I gave up my studies of archaeology in Prague and decided to leave this field just as a hobby, after a few month's detour to Middle Ages I focused on the Celtic civilization. With several living history associations, I participated at dozens of events in the Czech Republic as well as in Europe. I became particularly interested in tablet weaving that I have been practising actively for many years. Recently I started upgrading my knowledge and costumes of the early Middle Ages (the Slavs). My future plans include agricultural experiments, natural dyeing of wool and vertical loom.

Viking Tablet Weaving

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Blue Tablet Woven Belt, 430 cm

Catalog number: DTB18

Your Price: 85.00 €

   

Tablet Woven Belt. Width 2.5-3 cm. Lenght 4.30 m. 100% wool.

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap VI

Catalog number: DTB10

Your Price: 16.50 €

   

Heddle belt is approx. 2 cm wide. Price is for one meter. For more meters please put more pieces of heddle belt into your shopping cart and you will receive from us one belt of required length. Colors can be different.

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap VIII, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB24

Your Price: 25.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 2.5 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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Blue Tablet Woven Belt, green,yellow XX, 1 m

Catalog number: DTB31

Your Price: 16.50 €

   

Hand made woolen heddle belt, fishbone design. Heddle belts were used for decorations of clothes, belts or to tie up shoe belts and hair. This heddle belt is 2cm wide, price is for 1 meter.
If you wish to have more meters in one piece, put more pcs into your shopping basket.

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SLAVIC or VIKING Tablet Woven Belt 200 cm

Catalog number: DTB19

Your Price: 55.00 €

   

Tablet Woven Belt. Width 2.5 cm. Lenght 2 m. 100% wool. 

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SVERIGE - heddle belt - Tablet Woven strap IX, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB27

Your Price: 19.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 2.5 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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Dark Age Tablet Woven Belt 235 cm

Catalog number: DTB20

Your Price: 59.00 €

   

Tablet Woven Belt red-white-brown. Width 2.5 cm. Lenght 2.35 m. 100% wool.

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Green-Blue Tablet Woven Belt, 400 cm

Catalog number: DTB21

Your Price: 98.00 €

   

Tablet Woven Belt. Width 4 cm. Length 400 cm. 100% wool.

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Blue Tablet Woven Belt, Birka XI, 1 m

Catalog number: DTB32

Your Price: 26.00 €

   

Hand made woolen heddle belt containing heddle belt fragment from Birka (Sweden,9-10 cent) findings. Heddle belts were used for decorations of clothes, belts or to tie up shoe belts and hair.
This heddle belt is 2cm wide, price is for 1 meter. If you wish to have more meters in one piece, put more pcs into your shopping basket.

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Viking or Slavic Tablet Woven Belt, Blue and White 3 cm x 600 cm

Catalog number: DTB12

Your Price: 130.00 €

   

6 m long woven trim for costume decoration. Size: 3 cm x 600 cm.

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Viking or Slavic Tablet Woven Belt, White Arrows

Catalog number: DTB17

Your Price: 40.00 €

   

Size: 3 cm x 250 cm.

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Tablet Woven Belt, fish pattern 375 cm

Catalog number: DTB23

Your Price: 46.00 €

   

"Small fish pattern" - length: 375 cm, width: 2 cm. 100% wool, natural, undyed.

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Viking or Slavic Tablet Woven Belt, Brown and White

Catalog number: DTB15

Your Price: 65.00 €

   

Size: 4 cm x 250 cm.

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap XIII, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB30

Your Price: 45.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 4 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap XII, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB29

Your Price: 34.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 2 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap X, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB26

Your Price: 23.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 2 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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HEDDLE BELT - Tablet Woven strap XI, 1 meter

Catalog number: DTB28

Your Price: 15.00 €

   

Handmade tabletwoven belt (100% wool) – for costumes decorations, belts, straps etc. Approximately 3 cm wide. Price is for 1 meter; if you wish to have longer belt please put as many items into cart as many metres do you need. We do not guarantee colors in these photos but colors can also be different according to your preferences (upon availability of the material).

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Woolen Tablet Woven Belt, Blue Combination

Catalog number: DTB16

Your Price: 40.00 €

   

Size: 3 cm x 250 cm.

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