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Vintage French Wooden Washing Paddle.

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In most French villages you will find the remains of little communal wash houses and these would be close to a river, stream, brook etc for the source of water. It is here that the women would gather to do the wash and exchange gossip at the same time. These wooden paddles would have been used to paddle the clothes in the water to get them clean. These days we put the washing in a big white box and press a button.........voila! as the French would say.

It would make a lovely cheese board and be a great conversation piece over dinner....or simple choppng board.

These paddles are made from single pieces of wood to give strength, and the measurements of this one is length 11,1/2" x width 6,1/2"

weight 400g

NOTE The wood does have tiny woodworm holes. This is due to age and the worms have now long gone but as a precaution I do treat all of my wooden items before sale. Most countries will only randomly check incoming mail but in some countries ...and in particular Australia ...customs can hold back wooden items for quarantine which will delay delivery and can sometimes incur a charge.

Vintage French Wooden Washing Paddle.


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: wood
  • Ships worldwide from France
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