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Ripple 3 B

Two early hand-forged ripples, used for removing the seed balls from the pulled and dried flax plants.

Two early hand-forged ripples, used for removing the seed balls from the pulled and dried flax plants. The ripples look like long-toothed combs. The shaft extends beyond the width of the teeth and the ends of the shaft turn at right angles from the body of the shaft to point away from the teeth. The larger of the two ripples has some decorative work on the shaft and the outermost teeth have decorative curls on the ends.