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FS2049 ca. late 18th early 19th Century Flax Hetchel
FS2049 ca. late 18th early 19th Century Flax Hatchel $95.
This very early flax hatchel has the most interesting roseheaded nails. Flax is a fibrous plant, and after it has been broken or pounded, it's then pulled through a tool called a flax comb or hetchel over and over again until all the leaves and all the debris has been pulled out. Once all of the fibers in the plant have been straightened they are very similar to the fibers in cotton. It is then spun into cloth called Homespun, which was used to making bedding and clothing. George Washington probably wore a homespun shirt. This is a wonderful primitive hetchel, and could quite possibly be 18th century. A nice primitive to display in your country home. $95. Includes shipping

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FS2049 ca. late 18th early 19th Century Flax Hetchel