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TITLE
Carding Wool
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_16
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19779
KEYWORDS
occupations
textiles
craftsed
Carding Wool

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.

Carding is the process of working wool between two boards ('cards') set with metal pins. This straightened and separated the fibres and prepared them for spinning

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Carding Wool

1840s

occupations; textiles; craftsed

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.<br /> <br /> Carding is the process of working wool between two boards ('cards') set with metal pins. This straightened and separated the fibres and prepared them for spinning