Friday, 10 June 2011

Highland Folk Museum - 35

Here we see inside The Weaver's House.

This two chamber, turf walled and thatched with local Insh Marsh reed dwelling is interpreted as a weaver's house because it has now byre. It is highly likely that the weaver created, traded and sold his cloth for food and other goods, rather than raise cattle and crops for his living.

The living chamber, like the other dwellings has an open hearth for heat and cooking. In this house there is a bed platform of turves with a central partition and storage loft above. On such a platform, straw filled mattresses and blankets, perhaps from the weavers own loom, might have been laid on a layer of soft heather for the night.

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