Antique Ribbed Washboard

Burkina-Faso, 20th Century,

63 x 13 x 4 cm



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This antique ribbed washboard (the long and thin 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.