Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spinning Pictures from the Past

This post is dedicated to my History Professor husband.  :)

I wanted to show you some lovely spinning images from the past.  Here are some of my favorites...

This is from a French manuscript ca. 1470.  

This one is a nun spinning thread while her pet cat plays with the spindle.  Netherlands, 1st quarter of 14th century.


Woman at a spinning wheel being kissed by a man.  Southern France & England.  13th-14th century.

Here is a woman with a distaff and drop spindle feeding her chickens.   14th c. England.

Love this one of a woman spinning flax.  15th c. France.

Woman spinning with a hand-crank wheel.  16th c. France.

2 comments:

  1. I love the fourth one. That one is me, spinning while feeding my chickens! Thanks for sharing, these are really neat.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. That one does remind me of you. :)

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