Mangle Boards of Northern Europe by Jay Raymond
This folio book is an unprecedented window into the world of mangle boards, wooden implements used from the 16th to 20th centuries for smoothing linen. Featuring 267 carefully-selected boards from 18 European and American museums and four private collections, this fascinating documentary includes mangle boards from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. Each of these countries has a chapter of its own. The large format and photographs highlight the beauty and sumptuous nature of these works of art. Hardcover.