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TITLE
Home made siever and tools for winnowing
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_93154_05_06
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N/A
CREATOR
I F Grant
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38510
KEYWORDS
tools
corn
winnowing
domestic tasks
Home made siever and tools for winnowing

Winnowing corn was the process of separating the kernels from the chaff after threshing. The threshed corn was put into a winnowing basket and thrown in the air. The wind, either a natural breeze or one created by flapping a sheet, blew the light chaff away, and the kernels fell back into the basket


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Home made siever and tools for winnowing

tools; corn; winnowing; domestic tasks

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

Winnowing corn was the process of separating the kernels from the chaff after threshing. The threshed corn was put into a winnowing basket and thrown in the air. The wind, either a natural breeze or one created by flapping a sheet, blew the light chaff away, and the kernels fell back into the basket <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 />