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Description:This is a carved wooden mangle from Sweden. It was used to smooth out clothes. The clothes were wound on a roller and the mangle was smoothed across them, using the horse as a handle.

In Sweden it was customary for a bridegroom to carve a mangle as a present for his bride. This mangle has been intricately carved with floral and geometric patterns. Mangles like this one were used by Swedish peasants.


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Donor ref:LEAMG : M536.1921 (60/12391)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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