• A wonderful example of a distaff. Precise crisp carving and the most glorious patinaed bittersweet original paint.
  • If you are not familiar with this type of distaff the wool or linen would be clumped around the rectangular top part, dlinging to the scallopy edges.  Then the user would twirl the rod and spin the distaff and pull the thread off the head.
  • This one has been broken and repaired many years ago, quite stable now.  See pics.
  • Measures 36" long.

Antique Bittersweet Distaff

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