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The Sleeping Kitchen Maid by Peter Jakob Horemans 1765

Posted by on February 7, 2013

Sleeping kitchen maid_Peter Jakob Horemans_1765Peter Jakob Horemans ( 1700 – 1776 )

Detail: kitchen, maid, food, bread, wine glass, door, latch, glass bottle, spool, bobbin, apron, yarn winder, jar, ceramic cooking pot with lid, shelf, chair

4 Responses to The Sleeping Kitchen Maid by Peter Jakob Horemans 1765

  1. Wolfsangel

    Laying on the fabric under the yard winder looks to be a drip spindle and in same area seems to be fiber for drawing thread/yarn from. Thought I’d help identify those for you.

    • Jon Townsend

      I believe it is a spinning wheel bobbin placed on a tool (I don’t know what – something like an ice pick, but not an ice pick) so the spun yarn can reel off the bobbin onto the yarn winder. Thanks for the input!

  2. Nikki

    That kind of yarn winder is also known as a weasel. Cheers!

  3. Sue

    Looks like flax. The way it is in a bundle resembles a flax braid. Color looks flaxen as well. Hard to be sure. I agree with Jon that icepick used so bobbin can spin freely as skein weinder used. I grow and spin my own flax which becomes the name linen once spun.

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