distaff

Distaff. Cylindrical shape, the central part (where the distaff horns are inset) has an oblong section with notched edges. This part is delimited by 2 bands worked out in relief. The horns are adorned with wheels (cut and perforated circles), floral designs and delicate “wolf fang” notchings, made with the tip of the knife. Inscription “Ion and Anuta 1909”. (Maple wood). Length 1180mm.

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