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Carding brush also known as hedgehog brush. Shaped like a whitewasher's brush, without any designs whatsoever. It has a long beechwood handle, at the end of which a hedgehog skin is fixed by means of a leather band, nailed to the handle. Length 200mm, width 60mm.

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carding tool; carding brush

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Anthropology: Ethnography
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catalogue name:  carding tool; carding brush
object name (local):  carding tool
object name:  carding brush

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maker:  Nemeştean, Mihai
Romania; Europe
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made:  Romania 
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Materials & techniques
beech wood, animal skin
overall: 240 mm x 110 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 240 mm x 110 mm

Acquired by the R.P.R. Museum of Peasant Art in 1955 from Mihai nemestean, qualified brush-maker of Rumanian nationality, from the hamlet of Berbesti, village of Giulesti, District of Sighet, region of Baia Mare.
donor:  Romanian Government  Undefined - 1957

In order to obtain a finer carded thread, the hemp or flax, after being drawn through a carding comb are also drawn through the hedgehog brush. These threads, called “spagnura” are used for sewing smocks, shirts etc.

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object name: carding tools

Record created 2003-11-26 by HBERRINGTON
Record last updated 2017-04-27 by XGVIEWS