Cards, wool; [?]; 19th century; CT77.209e
Cards, woolAbout this object
Wool cards; two pairs of wool cards. These consist of a carved wooden handle attached to a rectangular sheet of wood. On one side is tacked a piece of leather which is covered with small metal spikes. The cards were brought to New Zealand from Ulster in 1870, on the ship 'Robert Henderson'.
Wool cards are used to prepare wool for spinning into yarn by straightening and separating the fibres.
19th centuryPlace Made
processed material, metal;
processed material, leather;
organic, vegetal, wood.
Handwritten on an old museum label: 'Wool cards brought out with the wheel by Mrs G Logan in 1870'.Measurements
h 25mm (approximately) x l 253mm x w 250mm each.Subject and Association Keywords
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"