xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 22 08:33 PM
Nov 23rd, 2016: Hen's Nest
Woven out of plaited straw, this henís nest represents an object that was once commonly seen on Irish farms.
Typically oaten straw was used to weave the objects, but on occasion wheat or barley straw was also employed.
The nests were normally placed in a dark room/space, often in an outhouse, where the hens were more likely
to lay their eggs. This particular example comes from Drumcliffe in Co. Sligo and now resides at the Museum
of Country Life, near Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Griff Wednesday Nov 23 10:26 AM
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