Antique Flax Comb Hemp Heckling Wool

Up for sale is an antique hatchel or flax comb that was used to prepare a flax plant prior to spinning. It was used to separate the flax into different qualities of fiber. One side has a small hole drilled with a piece of rope. Comb measures 23" long by 7 1/2" wide. Wood is 1" thick. Comb has an area of spikes that measure 4 1/2" x 7". Spikes measure 5" tall and have a diameter of 3/4" at the base.

Wood shows some wear and aging and minor cracking. It is still in solid condition. 

Check out video below for a nice explanation on how this item was used.

 

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