Four pairs of tweezers

Four pairs of tweezers, dating from the 7th century to the 12th century. The best preserved pair has a handle decorated with a herringbone design and a zigzag pattern on the blades.  There is a loop at the top which was used to attach the tweezers to a belt. It is likely to be the latest in date.  The three simpler pairs are made by folding a metal strip around a circular bar. One of the simple pairs showed evidence of being gilded, and another still had the remains of a suspension loop through its top when it was excavated.   Tweezers would have been used for plucking eyebrows and other body hair and may even have been used for plucking beards. 
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