A remnant of Scotland's first woven fabric discovered in Orkney.

A remnant of the historic fabric has been discovered in Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, an extensive Neolithic village and sacred site. The oldest piece of woven fabric in Scotland, which dates back almost 5,000 years, may have been discovered, according to archaeologists.

Even though a piece of cloth wouldn't typically last 5,000 years, the impression of the fabric pushed into the pot's moist clay has survived.

It is said that when the potter's clothes compressed into the vessel, some of the individual fibers became stuck in the clay, creating the imprint.

Collected from: The Scotsman 

Link: https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/trace-of-scotlands-oldest-piece-of-woven-cloth-found-on-orkney-2871907