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It is not often we are really puzzled at the TRC Leiden about an object (TRC 2020.2764). But something has just come in and we have no idea what it is! It has a complex, metal blade and a wooden handle. It was found in a box with weaving tools, including yarn bobbins and band weaving frames. Does anyone know what it is?

Gillian Vogelsang, Director TRC Leiden, 23 May 2020.

A weaving tool ? (TRC 2020.2764).A weaving tool ? (TRC 2020.2764).


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