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Here ARE 2 primitive hand carved wooden paddle from France used by washer women to beat their laundry by the river. Before the washing machine came along, women would go down to the river or the village washing house and wash their clothes in the cold water. They used large bricks of soap from Marseilles and these paddles to beat out the dirt. Listing is for one paddle.
In good vintage condition, a few holes and cracks in the wood, normal wear considering it's age.
Excellent as part of your rustic home decor or if you want to give it a go down by the river, i'll throw in the soap, free of charge ;)
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