mangle board

Whale bone mangle board with carved decoration on one surface, smooth on the other, working, surface. It is formed of a long, rectangular plank for the main part with two quasi-circular elements cut out at one end, six at the other, connected by integral straight bars. The six circular elements are decorated chiefly with starburst designs, the two at the other end with a design which cuts across them. The main rectangular panel is surrounded by and divided by narrow border designs into sections, each with a circular motif, each with different carved patterning inside. There are two rows of four double perforations across the width, and another row of six perforations. There is no inscription on the front surface.

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