Clay Net Weights 10

The older nets that were observed in the Punjab had net weights that were made of fired clay, while the modern ones used standard lead net weights. These were the same shape as small barrel beads that were tied with an overhand knot on each side of the bead, with the attachment string going over the top of the bead. This type of attachment produces a characteristic type of wear on the bead. While unpublished, data has been procured from the collections at the Harappa Museum suggesting that some of the terra cotta beads within the collection have similar wear and may have functioned as net weights.