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Redressing the Princesses of Narce

The weaving adventure of recreating the ancient customs of female burials at Narce begins. In fact, in the first exhibition in the Museum, “Princesses of Narce around the world: Faliscan daughters, brides and mothers between 8th and 7th century BC” (September, 2013), a group of ladies of Mazzano Romano, traditional local expert teachers of sewing, weaving together with instructor from other countries around the world will participate in this project, recreating burial customs and dresses of different women buried in the necropolis of La Petrina at Narce. Coordinated by Dr. Margarita Gleba, Institute of Archaeology, University College of London, our tailors will combine the local tradition with the results of more recent studies on ancient fabrics in the Etruscan-Italic world.
Over the next month a vertical loom will be prepared, as it should be during the Faliscan times, useful to recreate the colorful robes of the Faliscan ladies and which will form an integral part of the exhibition of the Museum and a permanent laboratory for ancient weaving.