About this objectOne of the most fascinating finds from Okinoshima [EXH47] is a miniature loom, now housed at Munakata Grand Shrine (宗像大社). Dating from the 8th–9th centuries it is made of gilt-bronze and reminds us of the transfer of silk and weaving technology from China, eastwards as well as westwards.
Date Made8th to 9th century
Subject and Association KeywordsSilk
Subject and Association KeywordsEncounters
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