flæðe-camb

flæðe-camb, m.n: a weaver’s comb. (“fla-theh-kahmb”)

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Women weaving, spinning and combing flax. Miniature from the illuminated manuscripts of the treatise by Giovanni Boccaccio “The famous women”. 15th century. Found on Medievalists.net. Paris, Biblioteque Nationale, MS. Fr. 598, f. 70v. Thanks to @mwnciod for identifying.

I’m not a weaver, but I’m guessing the flæðe-camb is what the lady in blue is holding in her right hand. Correct me if I’m wrong, and please share if you have a better illustration.

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  1. Women weave, spun and combed flax. Miniature from the illuminated manuscripts of the treatise by Giovanni Boccaccio “The famous women”. MS Fr. 598, f. 70v, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. France, 15th century.

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