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beater
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • beater, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 42 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 1 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5759
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Description

Narrow rectangle of wood with a cylinder running along one long edge. There are two semicircular cutouts beside the cylinder. Dark brown.

This was used to beat sheared wool before finger carding.