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A Distaff from the Russian Arctic

A Russian distaff is a tool used in spinning. It is designed to hold the unspun fibers, keeping them untangled and thus easing the spinning process. It is most commonly used to hold flax, and sometimes wool, but can be used for any type of fiber. Fiber is wrapped around the distaff, and tied in place with a piece of ribbon or string.

A Distaff from the Russian Arctic

A Russian distaff is a tool used in spinning. It is designed to hold the unspun fibers, keeping them untangled and thus easing the spinning process. It is most commonly used to hold flax, and sometimes wool, but can be used for any type of fiber. Fiber is wrapped around the distaff, and tied in place with a piece of ribbon or string.

Русский музей - Русские прялки [2001, PDF, RUS] » Перуница

Русский музей - Русские прялки [2001, PDF, RUS] » Перуница

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