Superbly unique farm tool dating from the early 1800s that would have been used for combing out sheep's wool or flax to remove any seeds or debris prior to spinning into lengths of yarn. It would have been used by placing your foot in the oval hole at the bottom and the whole piece against your leg. You would then draw the fibres up towards you, puling them through the nails to clean and soften them. Backbreaking work, but this was the tool they found that did the job perfectly. It's a gorgeous pice of oak that is reinforced in places with steel wire holding the length together, and then in the middle is the block that holds over 50 sharp nails. As part of a rustic collection, this will be one of the key pieces for sure, and wherever you choose to hang it it is going to look simply stunning. A classic piece and one that is truly Rustic Italia.
80cm/31.5" long x 15cm/6" wide
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