Cards, wool; [?]; 19th century; CT77.209e


Cards, wool

About 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.



Date Made

19th century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, metal;
processed material, leather;
organic, vegetal, wood.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on an old museum label: 'Wool cards brought out with the wheel by Mrs G Logan in 1870'.


h 25mm (approximately) x l 253mm x w 250mm each.

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, animal culture, sheep. wool

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number


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