Wrought Iron and Wood Hetchel


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Wonderful primitive folk art hetchel. The entire wood frame is hand carved and decorated with incised lines. Huge wrought iron teeth. Fantastic mellow old patina on this eye catching country tool.

Linen Hetchels were used to separate long flax fibers so they could be spun on a flax wheel. The typical Colonial farmstead raised its own flax for linen, and would have had several graduated sizes of these now obsolete tools. 

A great relic from a distant time when most cloth was produced at home.


Date: Early 19th century.


Size: 15 1/2″  x  3 3/4″  x  6 1/4″ tall.


Condition: Expected aging and wear. Some loss to wood sheath that holds iron teeth in place.


Price: $84


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