Feather fan

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from Milnathort, Kinross-shire

Postcard of Feather fan.
© National Museums Scotland

Feather fan

This weaver's feather fan is from Milnathort in Kinross-shire. Probably dating from the 19th century, it was used in drying potato starch dressing applied to 'short' flax yarn to strengthen it.

Weaver's feather fan used in drying potato starch dressing applied to "short" flax yarn, i.e., burned in bleach, to strengthen it, from Milnathort, Kinross

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Online ID: 000-100-044-247-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1900.254
Date: Probably 19th century
Material: Feather fan
Dimensions: 535 mm x 660 mm
What: Fan, feather, weaver's
Subject: 14. INDUSTRIES, Textiles (Departmental Classification)
Where: Scotland, Kinross, Milnathort
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