The Scar Dragon Plaque

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The Scar Dragon Plaque

Message  LA le Ven 11 Mai - 22:30

Flattish hand-size stones could be rubbed over woven cloth to smooth it, polish it, or to press in pleated folds. Simple round linen smoothersmade of dark glass have been found in many Viking women’s graves, and are believed to have been used with smoothing boards. Archaeologists know there were plenty of these across medieval Europe, but they aren’t completely sure how they were used. Water may have been used to dampen linen, but it is unlikely the smoothers were heated.

Image: The Scar Dragon Plaque, now on display at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall. (source)


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