Antique Distaffs

Antique Distaffs

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A group of six antique distaffs, or yarn winders, dating from the 19th century to the 1950s. Distaffs are used for spinning wool and linen fibres into thread and so would have been an essential tool for women in rural areas. Traditionally, men would have carved and decorated them before giving them as love tokens to their wives or girlfriends.

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