Early 19th Century Niddy Noddy for sale
Item ID: 388823
An excellent example of a "niddy noddy " or "knitty knotty", a device used by weavers to wind yarn into skeins. It is most definitely an early 19th century piece and could possibly be even older.
The yarn was tied to the center of the handle and then wrapped around the four prongs as many times as was necessary to produce the desired size skein. Note that one prong does not have a "hook", making it easier to remove the finished skein.
This niddy noddy was beautifully and gracefully hand carved of wood (possibly maple) by an expert artisan. Because these devices were the everyday tools of a weaver, they were almost never painted but, surprisingly, this one still has remnants of light blue milk paint, adding to its rarity and appeal.
Note that this niddy noddy is a museum quality piece and would make a great addition to both traditional and modern decors.
Eras: 1800s / 19th century
Measurements: 52.1 x 35.6 x CM (H x W x D) Change Unit
Condition: Fair Condition / Some Wear
Designer: Unknown designer
Address: , Cooperstown , United States
Phone: +1 607-376-2069
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