White and pale cream feathers make up this fan with a bird-shaped handle. The unusual handle has two small black beads representing eyes on a bird's face. The back of the fan has twisted wire covered with cream colored tape and an attached tag with...
Used in printing, this shallow wooden tray, called a composing stick, has a metal screw device at one end that allows the length to be adjusted after inserting the letter blocks to make up a line of type.
The wooden scutching bat has a wide end narrowing to almost a point on the opposite end. A handle on the wide end extends beyond the body of the slightly cureved board. The tool was used to loosen fibers from flax used to make linen thread.
One hundred fifty three small ceramic beads strung on thread make up this bracelet found near San Augustine, Texas. Twenty four of the rounded beads are white or ivory, while the remainder are varying shades of blue.