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TITLE
Crofter making peat kashie, Shetland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_93154_05_02
PLACENAME
Shetland
DATE OF IMAGE
c1897
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38507
KEYWORDS
baskets
crafts
domestic tasks
Crofter making peat kashie, Shetland

This photograph shows a Shetland crofter making a kishie (or keshie). The kishie was a distinctive type of all-purpose basket made in Shetland. Kishies were usually worn on the back fastened by a strap but they could also be made in pairs to be hung over a pony's back. A kishie would have been used to carry peat or potatoes, sow seeds and oats, as well as carry goods to and from the market.

While the precise date of the photograph is unknown, it was registered with the publisher, Valentine, in 1897.

The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to Special Collections at St Andrews


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Crofter making peat kashie, Shetland

1890s

baskets; crafts; domestic tasks

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This photograph shows a Shetland crofter making a kishie (or keshie). The kishie was a distinctive type of all-purpose basket made in Shetland. Kishies were usually worn on the back fastened by a strap but they could also be made in pairs to be hung over a pony's back. A kishie would have been used to carry peat or potatoes, sow seeds and oats, as well as carry goods to and from the market.<br /> <br /> While the precise date of the photograph is unknown, it was registered with the publisher, Valentine, in 1897.<br /> <br /> The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to <a href="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/specialcollections/"target="_blank">Special Collections at St Andrews</a> <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>