Laundry beater

identifier

ID 421

morphology

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 88.0607 L=29cm WD=13,5cm WT=400gr. Inscription: MA.
description

In the past, the actual washing was done after the laundry was cooked. The lye and the already dissolved dirt, as well as the last stains had to be removed with soap. This was done by hand alone, on a washboard or with a laundry beater (approx. 30 by 10 cm). The latter is a wooden chip-shaped beater - to be distinguished from the cork driver and the iron beater - with which the laundry was tapped, which was placed on a stone or shelf. [MOT