Skein holder

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Postcard of Skein holder.
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Skein holder

A skein is a length of yarn or similar material wound in a coil. This wooden skein holder dates from the 18th century.

Winnles or skein holder, on four legs

Until the middle of the nineteenth century by far the greatest part of Scotland's population was occupied in either textile manufacture or in agriculture. Spinning and weaving were, for most people, the two most important tasks outside food production.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-043-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  W.REA 9
Date: 18th century
Dimensions: 50.00"H; base 12.75" x 7.75"
What: Holder, skein / winnles
Subject: Weaving - Kilbarchan weaving collection (NMAS Classification)
Who: Kilbarchan Weaving Collection
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