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Young Farmers Breaking Flax

Hubert von Herkomer1885

Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, United States

Here, young women break apart stalks of flax with wooden presses. The tough inner flax fibers would be twisted into strong yarn and woven into linen. Linen was used for both garments and household textiles such as bedding.

Details

  • Title: Young Farmers Breaking Flax
  • Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Location Created: England
  • Medium: Watercolor on paper

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