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TITLE
Grass or straw rope-making device, South Uist
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_93154_03_09
PLACENAME
unidentified
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
CREATOR
Margaret Fay Shaw (Mrs J L Campbell)
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38494
KEYWORDS
ropes
tools
Grass or straw rope-making device, South Uist

This photograph shows a girl holding a 'thrawcock', which is a device for twisting ropes. Normally a thrawcock consists of a piece of wood with a cross-piece at one end and an iron hook and swivel at the other. The strands of the end of the rope would be fastened to the hook before being twisted tightly.


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Grass or straw rope-making device, South Uist

INVERNESS: South Uist

ropes; tools;

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This photograph shows a girl holding a 'thrawcock', which is a device for twisting ropes. Normally a thrawcock consists of a piece of wood with a cross-piece at one end and an iron hook and swivel at the other. The strands of the end of the rope would be fastened to the hook before being twisted tightly. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a><br />