carding and combing

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Two contrasting processes for preparing wool for spinning: combing aligned the fibres by means of a pair of long-toothed iron combs; carding evened the density of short-stapled wool with two leather-faced, wooden bats (cards) that included rows of wire hooks.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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