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TITLE
Rubbing bone
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P012
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31557
KEYWORDS
bones
tools
weaving
whales
Rubbing bone

This piece of whale bone was 6½inches long and 3½inches wide. It was rubbed smooth along all the edges. It was probably a weaver's rubbing bone which was used to smooth the web after it had been woven.

This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'

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Rubbing bone

bones; tools; weaving; whales

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

This piece of whale bone was 6½inches long and 3½inches wide. It was rubbed smooth along all the edges. It was probably a weaver's rubbing bone which was used to smooth the web after it had been woven.<br /> <br /> This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'