WEVEN VOOR DE GODIN: EEN LABYRINT
During the 1997 excavations in the sanctuary on the top of the Timpone Motta in Calabria, a double row of loomweights decorated with labyrinth patterns came to light. One row was flanked by plain, heavier, weights. The find could be identified as the remains of an Enotrian weaving hut, which, being near a contemporary altar, must have functioned in the sacred sphere. Possibly a robe for a local wool goddess was manufactured on this loom. Whether the labyrinth designs have any connection with Cretan and Trojan legends circulating in Calabria is, as yet, unsure, because meanders and labyrinths were very much favoured by the local tribes.