Washing Stick Towel Bar

c. 1850
$280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 16.75" D: 4.0" H: 1.5"
Materials
Steel
Fruitwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
QQQ358I
Estimated Shipping
$20

Carved in the mid-19th century in China's Shanxi province, this fruitwood washing stick would have been used by a Qing-dynasty woman for washing clothes and textiles. Used to beat wet fabrics against a stone washboard, washing sticks were an integral part of Chinese daily life, evidenced by the stick's smooth, burnished surface. Set on a custom steel wall mount, this functional tool becomes a unique towel bar or paper towel holder, adding storied history to a kitchen or powder room.

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