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Preview50017 Spinning wheel
Horizontal, pedal-driven spinning wheel. The distaff was usually placed on the opposite side of the wheel. The pedal, introduced in Europe during the Fifteenth century, is made of wood. Before that date, the wheel was activated by a handle, although in China the pedal was already in use. In the Renaissance, for the...
Preview50087 Manually-operated spinning wheel
It could be a spinning wheel dated to the Eighteenth or to the Nineteenth century, but it could also be a remake dated to the last quarter of the Eighteenth century. In the magazine "La stagione", dec. 16th, 1889, p. 45, is illustrated a spinning wheel with a matching tabouret that is so described: "... This spinning...
Preview50113 Spinning wheel
Horizontal, pedal-driven spinning wheel. The spinning is the process through which a thread is obtained processing the raw fibers. The preliminary phases are: the unravelling, during which all the impurities are eliminated from the bulk of the fibers, that are then untangled; the carding, that, using special machines,...
Preview50164 Spinning Wheel
The bulk of the fibers to be spun was placed on the distaff (that is missing here). The rove, going through a sort of fork, called winglet, received the revolutions and was wound on a spindle, placed in the centre of the winglet. The object documents the diffusion of domestic spinning in middle and upper classes at...
Preview50166 Ripple
Ripple or "battitora" to work the hemp fibers. Hemp plants were cut in August, when they began to yellow and were dried for a couple of days. Once the dried leaves were removed, the plants were gathered in small bunches and let again to dry, protected from rain and moisture. Once dried, and after the removal of the...
Preview50201 Spinner
Vertical spinner with distaff holder. Walnut wood. The spinner was used for domestic spinning. The wood used and the high-quality workmanship lead to believe that this object has been realized by a skilled artisan for an upper-class family at the beginning of the Nineteenth century.
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