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Weaver's basket  A.D. 1200–1400    Late Intermediate     Chancay     Woven plant material (reeds?) containing nine spindles, three balls of spun wool and two pieces of unprocessed wool    h. 9.5 cm., w. 31 cm., d. 16 cm. (3 3/4 x 12 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)    Place made: Peru / / Central coast

) containing nine spindles, three balls of spun wool and two pieces of unprocessed wool h.) Place made: Peru / / Central coast

Looks like a wool carding brush.....To make wool " cards" for a wool blanket you need two carding  brushes like this one.  Mom had these and I saw her make the wool cards for oue wool quilts.  She would re-card the old wool after it got matted or separated in the blanket and come up with new cards and a fresh quilt.

wool carding brush-To make wool " cards" for a wool blanket you need two carding brushes like this one.

Wool comber - c1500 - pulling uncarded fleece from a hole in a hanging basket, then combing it with very long toothed combs.    Amb. 317.2° Folio 115 recto

Wool comber - - pulling uncarded fleece from a hole in a hanging basket, then combing it with very long toothed combs. Are there any writings that say this is a practice?

Showing the difference between linen (au lin) and wool (au laine) traditional distaff.

Showing the difference between linen (au lin) and wool (au laine) traditional distaff.~~Habetrot: Hmmm, I'm not sure what distinctions they're making--long for linen, short for wool, maybe?

Credit: Ms 1044 f.101 Women Spinning Wool, from Ovide Moralise written by Chretien Legouais (vellum), French School, (14th century) / Bibliotheque Municipale, Rouen, France

Credit: Ms 1044 Women Spinning Wool, from Ovide Moralise written by…

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