Washboard

identifier

ID 577

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 0749 L=52cm WD=35cm WT=1450gr. Inscription: Frankenia.

holotype

MOT V 81.0044 L=54cm WD=36cm WT=3800gr
holotype

MOT V 2019.0413 L=69cm WD=28cm WT=2224gr

description

In the past, washing was done by hand. After cooking the laundry, each piece was soaped with finely grated soap (see soap shaver) and rubbed clean. This is only possible with the hands, but one can also use a laundry scrubber and a washboard, i.e. a ribbed board, later a galvanized plate (approx. 40-60 cm long; approx. 30-50 cm wide).

See also the laundry beater. [MOT]

MOT V 2019.0413