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Linen Manufacturing in Nithsdale

Hackle pins

Description:
After scutching the flax was passed through a comb like this to remove the short fibres and any remaining straw, and to align the long fibres ready for spinning on a wheel.
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.24
Digital Number:
DMTL028n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council