Antique Ribbed Washboard

Burkina-Faso, 20th Century,

41 x 27 x 3 cm



This Antique Ribbed Washboard (the large one) comes from western Africa. Those piece are each unique and the patina testifies of the time. Those washboards were used for washing in a river. This old practice of rubbing had an equal effect to beating the clothes on rocks, but it was less abrasive.