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A Fine 19th Century Antique Treen Goose Wing Knitting Sheath

  • Reference : HAFRM4367
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Length 9 1/2"
  • Price : £295


A fine 19th Century goose wing knitting sheath with motifs and geometric borders, carved initials and turned and chip carved handle.

Provenance from Eden Vale, North West England - a similar example can be seen in the book "The Knitting Sheath" by Peter C D Brears, Page 30.

Sheaths were worn on the right hand side of a knitter, in a sloping position; where they held the bottom end of the needle on which the loops were formed when knitting, the top end being held by the right hand, which also handled the wool.  The purpose of a sheath was to take the weight of the work and to prevent the stitches slipping off the bottom of the double-ended needle.

Condition - excellent patina.  This does appear to have been varnished at the point of maunfacture.

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