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Bottle 392 - Meiji Winder
Date Added: 08 February 2006

This is a thread winder built in a round flask-like blown bottle. The winder is made with 4 wooden pieces forming the corners and inside are 2 sets of "X" cross wooden pieces serving as stretchers. There are 5 colors of thread: black, white, orange, yellow, and cream. Each thread is wrapped around the winder many times making a band of color approximately 1/2" thick. Going through the center of the winder is a shaft of wood that goes through both stretchers and comes out the bottom as a small dowel. On the top there is a crosspiece that goes through the shaft and there are 2 small pegs coming out of one side of the crosspiece; one on each side of the wooden shaft. On the end of each side of the crosspiece a thread with a multi-colored tassel with a natural colored bead on top goes through holes and suspends the top in the bottle. Attached to the bottom of each corner leg is a red tassel with a white bead on top of a black thread that is tied to the leg. This is from the the Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
Type: Yarn Winder   Maker's Name:
Category: Winders   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"   Year Made: 1868 - 1912
Bottle Type: Unidentified, round blown