Submitted for your approval: a set of mysterious, somehow- fiber- related wooden claws, probably from Turkey.
They're remarkable, aren't they? The lovely akaGracie sent them to me, along with a gorgeous fabric stamp and a Turkish spindle. There are two full sets of fingers and then this larger, three- finger version.
There are a lot of smart, well- educated fiberphiles out there- someone must have some more information about these, and how they're used. Anyone? Anyone?
The mystery is fantastic. akaGracie tells me she thinks they're for fiber combing- which makes
sense, but I want to know more. Where are they from? What are they
called? How, exactly are they used? Did they give the local children
nightmares? I bet they did.
(I'm barely resisting the temptation to go running amok in my neighborhood at dusk wearing both sets. Can you tell?)
I'll send a custom- dyed skein of sock yarn to the first person who can tell me what these are called and/ or where and how they are used. Any takers?