Credit: Ms 1044 f.101 Women Spinning Wool, from Ovide Moralise written by Chretien Legouais (vellum), French School, (14th century) / Bibliotheque Municipale, Rouen, France

Credit: Ms 1044 Women Spinning Wool, from Ovide Moralise written by…

Woman spinning on a great wheel which is turned by a crank. MS 17, Musee Dobree, Nantes 16th c. France

Textile Tools: Medieval Images of Spinning Wheels

Woman spinning on a great wheel which is turned by a crank. MS 17, Musee Dobree, Nantes 16th c. France

Harley 1766 f. 76v (Detail) c. 1450 - c. 1460, English. Miniature of Orpheus lying on his back protecting himself from Thracian women armed with spindles and distaffs. England, S. E. (probably Suffolk, possibly Bury St Edmunds)

Harley Detail, 1450 - c. English, Miniature of Orpheus lying on his back protecting himself from Thracian women armed with spindles and distaffs.

Israhel van Meckenem The Angry Wife, or the Battle for the Pants c. 1495/1503 Rosenwald Collection 1943.3.160 Open Access

Meckenem, Israhel van German, c. 1445 - 1503 The Angry Wife c. Side lace, partlet or jacket?

from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, 14th century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 156v, 137v, 148, 130

Marginal drawing of cat drinking from a bowl and woman shooing it with a distaff (note spindle hanging off) . Detail of page from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Woman carrying a distaff (under her arm) and drop spindle (hanging from the distaff) while feeding chickens. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London 14th c. England

Woman carrying a distaff (under her arm) and drop spindle (hanging from the distaff) while feeding chickens. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London c.

German Middle-Class. LABEL: Pieter Pietersz. (I) (c. 1540/1541–1603) (1541–1603) Title A woman at the spinning wheel and a man with a mug seated in an interior.[1] Alternate title(s): Man and Woman at a Spinning Wheel.[2] Man and Woman by the Spinning c. 1570 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Man and Woman by the Spinning Wheel PIETERSZ, Pieter c. 1570 Oil on panel, 76 x 64 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Niddy noddy Reel or Spinning Wheel

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Artist: Jean Bourdichon b. 1521 Tours, France Title: The Four Social Conditions- Work Date of painting: 1510 (from “The history of woodworking tools” by W. L Goodman) ( a joiners tool set )

The Fécamp Psalter c. 1180

Research and documenting how they spun.

Eve: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 8, p. 5r – Speculum Humanae Salvationis http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/bks/membr0008/5r

Eve: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 8, p. 5r – Speculum Humanae Salvationis http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/bks/membr0008/5r

Dancing with her distaff tucked in her belt. Flemish Psaltry, Irish College in Paris http://www.wdl.org/en/item/232/view/1/138/

Dancing with her distaff tucked in her belt. Flemish Psaltry, Irish College in…

BRUEGHEL, Pieter the Younger Proverbs (detail) - Oil on canvas Rockox House, Antwerp

Pieter The Younger Brueghel Proverbs - detail , , Rockox House, Antwerp. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Proverbs - detail 2 by Pieter The Younger Brueghel.

VICO Enea, 1523-1567 (Italy) Title : Alte Frau mit Spinnrocken

Alte Frau mit Spinnrocken was sold by Venator & Hanstein, Köln, on Friday, March

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