April 18th, 2016

Friendship - mucun

Implement

I love my big wooden spoon! It's old and worn, but was part of my childhood. I remember mom at the stove, stirring chocolate pudding with it, more than 50 years ago, and it seems like it was always being used to make something yummy. It's so homey and familiar and sturdy.

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Implement

Various implements used in Viking households:

Seen in the Vikingskipshuset Museum in Oslo
I'm not sure what the large item at the top is, or the two which look a bit like corkscrews - we were unable to ake a pic of the descriptions and I can't remember for all, I'm afraid. But the small longish item in the middle left is some kind of peg, the two on the right are said to be spindles, and the two flat items with the holes are the "squares" necessary for inkle/ribbon weaving. (I'm not entirely sure about the term; inkle weaving is the translation, but I'm not sure if it refers also to the historic weaving tecnicque with the squares, or just for the loom-based technique).